Statement of the Hon R Sampanthan, Leader of the Opposition of Parliament on the prevailing adverse weather situation.
I express my deepest condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones and their properties and all displaced due to the prevailing inclement weather conditions, landsides and floods.
I would like to call upon the government to take all steps necessary to provide urgent relief to meet the food, health and housing requirements of the affected people.
I urge all those affected to remain calm and offer their fullest co-operation to those leading relief and rescue operations.
I would like to commend the people of Sri Lanka for their overwhelming response to assist those affected and I urge them to continue their support as it is very essential to the affected people to overcome this situation.
My plea to all Sri Lankans during this time of adversity is to remain united and hopeful so that we could transform this adversity for the ultimate betterment of our people.
Leader of the Opposition of Parliament. Member of Parliament of Trincomalee District
19th May 2016. Office of the Leader of the Opposition of Parliament