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300 million rupee development fund for every electorate from January

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By ITN News Editor December 24, 2018 19:08

300 million rupee development fund for every electorate from January

Minister Mangala Samaraweera announces that 300 million rupees will be disbursed to each and every electorate island wide from the 1st of January to implement development activities.

Minister Samaraweera pointed out that 2019 will be the year of development. Mangala Samaraweera was speaking at a ceremony held in Matara to welcome him after being conferred with the Ministerial portfolio of Finance and Mass Media. The Minister visited Matara Bo tree and paid homage. The venerable Maha Sangha also invoked blessings for him.
Addressing the gathering Minister Mangala Samaraweera stressed that the development activities should be implemented with much vigor in the coming months.He pointed out that no other government has ever spent such a large amount of money for rural development like the present one. The Minister stated that 300 million rupees will be granted per each electorate in addition to other allocations set aside to the development activities.
Meanwhile, another function was organized to welcome Sagala Ratnayake who was appointed as the Minister of Ports, Naval Affairs and Southern Development. The event was held at Morawaka town. Supporters of the UNP marked the event lighting firecrackers and partaking milk rice. A number of public representatives were present at the event.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 24, 2018 19:08