Assessment of flood damage to Parliament underway

The sound system in the committee rooms of Parliament as well as carpeting on the ground floor of the Parliament Complex will have to be replaced due to the damage suffered by the flooding of the building last Wednesday.

The damage is expected to run into millions of rupees, Parliament officials said. An estimate of the damage caused by the deluge is underway with Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation officials and Parliament officials working together.

The clean up work too has started with water being pumped out of the committee rooms as well as the lifts while the electricity supplies have been completely restored. Parliament staff have been working throughout the weekend to get the House back to normal as sittings are scheduled for Tuesday.

Despite the unprecedented flooding of the building, prompt action by Police on duty stationed in Parliament had helped save some of the expensive equipment such as the X-ray machines installed at the entrance as well as computers which they had managed to move to an upper floor.

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