Meethotamulla Death Toll Rises To 28: 30 Still Missing

The death toll at Meethotamulla has reached 28.  Thirty people are still unaccounted for, officials say. 

Search and rescue operations are still continuing in the hopes of finding loved ones. 

The President last evening ordered a valuation report on the properties damaged by the Meethotamulla disaster. 

Compensation will be paid out to the families to help them rebuild their lives and bear funeral expenses.