68 thousand slums in Colombo city limits


Today is the 5th day for the Committee Stage Debate on the Appropriation Bill.

Heads of the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and Ministry of  Social Empowerment and Welfare will be taken in for debate.

The minister of Megapolis and Western Province Development Patali Champika Ranawaka told parliament today that there are 60 thousand slums in Colombo city.

Participating in the committee level budget, minister Ranawaka also said there are approximately 500 beggars within the city limits and among them are 150 children.