President orders plan to alleviate poverty


President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered officials to prepare a plan in the new year to alleviate poverty in the country.

Addressing public officials at the Polonnaruwa District Secretariat, the President emphasised the need to eliminate the drug menace and bolster projects that were already underway to tackle the drug menace.

At the meeting the progress in 2018 Polonnaruwa District Development Programme and the programme for the new year were evaluated.

The District Secretary said the development of the Polonnaruwa District had been neglected for so many years and Rs. 9615 million had been spent for the purpose last year and its progress was hundred percent successful.

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