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Provincial council elections to be held under the proportional representation method

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By ITN News Editor November 14, 2018 19:28

Provincial council elections to be held under the proportional representation method

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted their approval to provide school uniform clothe to students free of chargein year 2019.
The government has provided school uniform clothe to approximately 4,500,000 students over 25 years. It is understood that former system of providing school uniform clothe, purchased from local manufactures, is more profitable than the “Gift Voucher” system introduced by the previous government.
Considering the need of conducting Provincial Council Election immediately, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to prepare bills to conduct provincial council election, under the former proportional representation method ensuring 25% female representation. Meanwhile, the cabinet approval was granted to seed paddy subsidy for farmers who were hit by mite and stem borer pest in the Yala season 2018.
The damage is estimated as 34,759 acre paddy fields belong to 18,280 farmers in the Polonnaruwa District and 7,402 acre paddy fields belong to 3,676 farmers in the Ampara District. A compensation of up to 3000 rupees per acre will be granted.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 14, 2018 19:28
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