‘A House For Everyone’: Prime Minister Promises Meethotamulla Residents

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who arrived in Sri Lanka this morning, promised residents of Meethotamulla that each would receive a house from the government.

The residents of over 150 homes were evacuated from the Meethotamulla area after the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) yesterday declared the site a danger zone.

The Meethotamulla residents are temporarily housed in camps while troops continue to dig through mounds of garbage for bodies.

Over 32 people died and several more are still unaccounted for, after a section of the garbage dumped at Meethotamulla collapsed on residents on Friday (14).

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