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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that no financial aid has received from foreign countries to be utilised in the COVID-19 campaign. The Prime Minister's Office said Mr. Rajapaksa expressed these views at the meeting held with former MPs at Temple Trees this morning. He invited Finance Ministry Secretary S. R. Attygalle to explain about the foreign financial aid. Mr. Attygalle said the World Bank has agreed to provide a financial aid of USD 127 million but the country has not yet received the amount. He said the amount is expected to be received in the near future and that these funds would be utilised to cover the expenses of the Health Ministry and the COVID-19 eradication campaign. At the meeting, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R. Sampanthan handed over a set of proposals to Prime Minister Rajapaksa. Mr. Rajapaksa said the proposals and ideas of the former MPs would be considered when taking measures in the future to restore normalcy in the country. A majority of former MPs have said the number of PCR tests conducted daily should be increased and that they could even donate the salary of one month in this regard. Former MPs of UPFA, TNA, All Ceylon Muslim Congress and several other parties were present at the meeting. The UNP and the JVP which represented the old parliament abstained from attending the meeting. The Health Services Director General, Prime Minister's Secretary and the members of the COVID-19 Task Force were present at the meeting. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • සිරිබිරිස් Monday, 04 May 2020 05:33 PM

    යටි මඩි ගහල වගේ?

    Chux Monday, 04 May 2020 07:11 PM

    As far you are there there won’t be any foriegn donors

    DillonDP Monday, 04 May 2020 07:20 PM

    What about SJB sajiths party

    Kapila Senaratne Monday, 04 May 2020 07:35 PM

    Really! No kidding.

    Devinda Uduwara Monday, 04 May 2020 07:58 PM

    An unproductive gathering; waste of funds.

    varuna Tuesday, 05 May 2020 11:58 AM

    Did Rajapakse's have had any productive meetings even in the past? They are an authoritarian bunch under the guise of democracy. Not all people understand this.

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:50 AM

    Why has the Samagi Jana Balawagaya SJB being left out. Has the PM's median division conveniently left it out because it is going to be Mahinda's biggest threat come election time.?

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:50 AM

    Why has the Samagi Jana Balawagaya SJB being left out. Has the PM's median division conveniently left it out because it is going to be Mahinda's biggest threat come election time.?

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:50 AM

    Why has the Samagi Jana Balawagaya SJB being left out. Has the PM's median division conveniently left it out because it is going to be Mahinda's biggest threat come election time.?

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:50 AM

    Why has the Samagi Jana Balawagaya SJB being left out. Has the PM's median division conveniently left it out because it is going to be Mahinda's biggest threat come election time.?

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:50 AM

    Why has the Samagi Jana Balawagaya SJB being left out. Has the PM's median division conveniently left it out because it is going to be Mahinda's biggest threat come election time.?

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:50 AM

    Why has the Samagi Jana Balawagaya SJB being left out. Has the PM's median division conveniently left it out because it is going to be Mahinda's biggest threat come election time.?

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:57 AM

    What for ? Local contributions have exceed 800 million rupees, less 10% as Basil's fee for manipulation. Australia has pledged assistance in money, in addition to other world lending agencies so how can this liar say the opposite.

    pradeep Tuesday, 05 May 2020 01:09 PM

    what happened to the $500 M from China and 400M from India

    Antony Jude Tuesday, 05 May 2020 05:44 PM

    What about the financial aid received from EU and USA to fight against Covid-19 ? Is it going to be another Tsunami aid ???

    Nakiya Wednesday, 06 May 2020 04:01 PM

    What has happened to the $5.8 million given by the USA?


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