Sri Lanka, Dec. 2 -- Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials to implement a special program to evacuate people from vulnerable areas due to the adverse weather conditions and to ensure their safety.

The Prime Minister made this directive during a meeting called today (2) in the afternoon to discuss the situation of the displaced people and the damages caused by the recent weather-related disaster. They further discussed the steps that need to be taken to avoid similar situations.

The bad weather conditions have affected people in 9 districts and the people of Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya, Ampara and Badulla have been severely affected.

The Prime Minster instructed the officials to provide cooked food and dry...