A complete change in subsidies provided to people including Samurdhi


President Maithripala Sirisena said the government will start a new program to eliminate poverty by building the economy of low income families.


The President said a program will be implemented to invest every cent which the government allocates for the people, for the welfare of them.


The President made these remarks at a ceremony held to offer appointments to 2635 Public Service Management Assistants.


President further stated that relevant advice is given to subject Minister S B Dissanayaka to subject the welfare mechanisms to a complete change.


Meanwhile, a group of representatives of World Health Organization met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat.


They informed the President about the proposal to hold the Regional Summit of WHO, next year in Sri Lanka.


President Sirisena expressed his pleasure that Sri Lanka will be the host country for the WHO Summit.


The President recalling the assistance given by the WHO expressed his satisfaction over the advice and contribution provided by the WHO to strengthen the health sector in Sri Lanka.

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