Poverty remains in N & E of SL-UK

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While claiming that Sri Lanka was on track to meet most of the millennium development goals (MDGs) including poverty, Britain however said on Wednesday that poverty still exists in areas in the north and east of Sri Lanka where large numbers of Tamils live.
 
In response to a question raised by a Labour Party Parliamentarian in the UK parliament about an assessment on the levels of poverty among Tamils living in Sri Lanka, Minister of State, Department for International Development Alan Duncan said: “Sri Lanka has met millennium development goal No. 1 which calls for the halving of extreme poverty, and is on track to meet most of its other MDGs. Poverty remains in areas of northern and eastern Sri Lanka where large numbers of Tamils live. We do not have a breakdown by ethnic group however, he said.”
 
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  • free bird Friday, 11 April 2014 11:00 AM

    If sri Lankan Government is not worried about north and east Tamil speaking people what's wrong with British feelings via DM Android App

    jim pappa Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:56 PM

    Poverty exists even in your own country, despite being a developed country., Dumbcan. So why pick on us, a third world country trying to eradicate poverty ? You are a sadist, no less..

    silva Saturday, 12 April 2014 06:19 PM

    Tamils are not exceptional. Sinhalese also poverty ridden in
    other parts of the country. Duncan is blind fold.

    CW Friday, 11 April 2014 09:43 AM

    That is why the SL Army killed 3 of your constituents -former LTTErs. Does it sound good?

    sach Friday, 11 April 2014 03:47 AM

    just wondering SL issues being discussed in UK parliament. Should we be sending our MPs to British parliament next? Are we still a colony

    dalubanda Friday, 11 April 2014 04:08 AM

    Poverty in everywhere even in UK.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 11 April 2014 04:09 AM

    Kamal Raj - you must admit one thing - Jaffna & Trinco Tamils are greedy for money and they are stingy, un-like Sinhalese, Colombo Tamils & Muslims.

    Arjuna Friday, 11 April 2014 04:11 AM

    As well britisher should know we are not a colony of the crown.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 11 April 2014 04:11 AM

    White man's statement cannot be accepted. Why he is only worried about North & East? Its funny... and he does-not know how these N & E guys.

    kumar Friday, 11 April 2014 07:05 AM

    Jaffna & Trinco Tamils are hard workers and not greedy for money. Being stingy is not your problem. Ultra racists like you will find any good things on minorities.

    kumar Friday, 11 April 2014 07:06 AM

    May be not british colony, but part of the civilized world, I believe!

    kumar Friday, 11 April 2014 07:07 AM

    They have enough time, but their powers are very limited

    M.Muttha Friday, 11 April 2014 12:44 PM

    Alan D from where are you getting this information? Read the reports of foreign dignitaries who had visited these areas recently. via DM Android App

    Huxley Friday, 11 April 2014 04:22 AM

    Why Northern provincial council have no time to look after people .Struggling for separate State- !!!!!!!!!

    Virup Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:23 PM

    Is he serious? It seems UK is only concerned about N&E of the Island than the whole of Sri Lanka?

    slwala Sunday, 13 April 2014 12:52 AM

    As usual, these sorrier people just listen to fools like this making Sri Lanka to be seen as a horribly place. These are the very people that go to Sri Lanka over and over again on vacations because they "love" it there.

    ABC Friday, 11 April 2014 04:44 AM

    They could have been very rich if UK didnt support for terrorism. via DM Android App

    rajiv Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:49 PM

    this proves that TNA has failed its voters

    chennaiguy Friday, 11 April 2014 05:38 AM

    Poverty exists everywhere, focus on poor ppl in uk pls.

    Horse Friday, 11 April 2014 07:49 AM

    Poverty remains in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland & rural England of UK - Sri Lanka

    Noah Don Friday, 11 April 2014 07:52 AM

    The entire country is in poverty. Look at the state of the roads and the infrastructure. So poor.

    Kamal RAJ Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:42 PM

    Not only north or east , even we in western province hardly have any money to eat . Poverty is all over South Asia , not just Jaffna or Mullathive

    Ranjiy Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:17 PM

    Oh Oh What a find??

    mohamed Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:25 PM

    poverty not in north and east.but in west also.through out the country. . middle class low income family sttruggle to day to day life

    sach Friday, 11 April 2014 08:04 AM

    [quote name="kumar"]May be not british colony, but part of the civilized world, I believe![/quote]

    Of course part of the civilised world, but we have a problem with UK in it

    sach Friday, 11 April 2014 08:05 AM

    [quote name="kumar"]They have enough time, but their powers are very limited[/quote]

    but powerful enough to pass resolutions

    Chathu Friday, 11 April 2014 08:14 AM

    where is this so called 'civilized world' exists mr. kumar?

    Jokerii Friday, 11 April 2014 08:16 AM

    yeah as if colombo itself was prosperous he should visit Dematagoda, Mattakkuliya areas.


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