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11 November 2019 03:49 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his electoral address in Wellawaya, pledged to give a relief package for poverty-stricken people.

He said he would work out a special programme to look after the marginalised segments of society and lift them out of poverty.

“I know there are daily wage earners who find it difficult to make ends meet. There are those stricken by poverty. We have to look after them. Our focus is to empower them economically and lift them out of poverty. In the meantime, we have to take care of them,” he said.

Also, he said he would address the housing needs of people including those working in urban areas.

He said he would make arrangements with the construction companies to give apartments at concessionary prices for those working in the urban areas.

  Comments - 4

  • DHA Monday, 11 November 2019 11:01 AM

    Finally someone is addressing the need for the hour.... please give what people need bring down the cost of living....

    Lath Monday, 11 November 2019 11:07 AM

    How to do this while reducing taxes is beyond economic possiblity lol

    Anoosh Monday, 11 November 2019 11:09 AM

    During War time only people need relief packages, not now. No sense at all.

    johan Monday, 11 November 2019 11:31 AM

    He has thought about the poverty stricken people atleast at the last hour - two days left

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