President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to implement a program to solve the issue of solid waste management in the country and formulate necessary arrangements to vest the power with a Central Authority.
He gave these instructions during a meeting held at the Disaster Management Ministry to review the progress of providing relief measures to the Meethotamulla victims.
The program to provide houses for the displaced persons, whose houses were completely destroyed, was launched yesterday under the guidance of the President, expediting the resettlement process for the people who were affected by the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump.
The President also directed the Secretary to the President to take actions to call a continuous discussion with participation of the Prime Minister, Ministers and other officials till the solutions are found to the current issues. These discussions will be held before the Cabinet meeting.