President Maithripala Sirisena this morning ordered the Disaster Management Ministry to make a payment of Rs. 50, 000 a month to the families affected by the Meethotamulla disaster.
The Rs. 50, 000 monthly allowance will not be made to the families who received new houses from the government this morning.
The Rs. 50, 000 allowance is for families to use as rent for the next three months until the government provides them with new houses.