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Sri Lanka to set up 100 disaster centers for future disasters


(MENAFN- NewsIn.Asia) Colombo, July 5 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lankan cabinet, on Wednesday agreed to construct 100 detention centers across the country that can facilitate hundreds of people affected during future disasters.

Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne told a media briefing here that currently schools and religious places of worship were mainly used as detention centers in disaster situations.

The use of school buildings had badly affected educational activities of children and such centers did not have ample facilities to be operated as relief centres, Senaratne added.

"Accordingly, following a proposal made by Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Minister of Disaster Management, the cabinet has decided to construct 100 detention centres that can facilitate 100 to 200 detainees covering all the 25 districts within the period of 2018 to 2020 and to prepare a method to utilize these buildings and resources in a fruitful manner in times which they are not used as detention centres," Senaratne said.

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