Newly elected members to receive Rs.5mn to develop village

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President Maithripala Sirisena in Polonnaruwa yesterday (1) said that each member elected to the local bodies would receive a sum of Rs.5 million to carry out development work in their villages.

He added that their performances while utilising these funds would be scrutinised and if they have acted honestly without getting involved in acts of fraud they would be rewarded with double that amount which could be used to further develop their areas.

The President made these remarks at a meeting held after the vesting of a new 2-storey classroom building of the Girithale Janapada Junior School in the Hingurakgoda Education Zone at a cost of Rs 6 million allocated under the Re-awakening Polonnaruwa Development Programme of the government. (K G Karunarathne)

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  • Lankaboy. Friday, 02 March 2018 10:28 AM

    wow pocket money from president. They will just steal it.Do they get duty free vehicle also? Easy way to become rich is to be a politician

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 02 March 2018 12:11 PM

    How should people who can not even write do a bookkeeping.

    My Lord Friday, 02 March 2018 02:22 PM

    Why even MPs who show accounts for Millions of Rupees without book keeping,wonder world.

    Senewi Friday, 02 March 2018 06:04 PM

    Only for the SLFP members?

    Samson Friday, 02 March 2018 06:28 PM

    Poor way to develop villages. Where are these funds coming from, it will be from us. Proper way is to fund the council so that there will be accountability and fair development. 8000 members @ 5 million each??

    Damian Friday, 02 March 2018 08:25 PM

    Sign on fee


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