Samurdhi Benefits Won’t Be Cut: President Assures

Samurdhi Benefits Won’t Be Cut: President Assures
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President Maithripala Sirisena has assured that the government would not curtail the Samurdhi benefits.

He made this remark at a ceremony held in Embilipitiya addressing recipients of land deeds under the government’s national programme to provide 100,000 people with land deeds.

“The number of Samurdhi recipients will be increased but the benefits will not be curtailed,” the President said.

He further stated, “There are several thousands of people qualified to receive Samurdhi benefits but do not receive it. The government will take steps to identify these people and given them the necessary benefits”.

President Sirisena presented land deeds to 4,029 Mahaweli settlers in the Walawa region at the ceremony held at the Embilipitiya new town, Gam Udawa Sports ground yesterday.

President also stated that he would take measures to uplift the farmer’s economy through the introduction of new agricultural programmes.

 

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