WFP welcomes Sri Lanka’s national insurance scheme

Feb 15, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has taken a step forward in its policy making by introducing a national insurance scheme, the World Food Program said.

Executive Director of World Food Program Ertharin Cousin said that the WFP can provide technical assistance to deal with natural disasters such as floods, earth slips or drought.

“Technical assistance will help distribute insurance benefits among the victims faster and in a proper manner.”

“The initiative to introduce such an insurance scheme is a victory for all Sri Lankans.”

World Food Program Country Co-ordinator for Sri Lanka, Brenda Barton also showed her support and willingness to co-operate and assist the Sri Lankan government.

Chairman of the National Insurance Trust Fund Manjula de Silva was also present at the meeting.

This was revealed in a meeting held between Cousin and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake at the Finance Ministry, recently.