Free rice distribution program to 2.9 million low-income families


Free rice distribution program to 2.9 million low-income households commenced March (26) within the Colombo District underneath the patronage of President’s Senior Adviser on Nationwide Safety and Chief of Presidential Workers Mr. Sagala Ratnayake.

This system was carried out with a concentrate on the Dematagoda, Narahenpita, and Wellawatta areas, which fall underneath the Thimbirigasaya Divisional Secretariat Division.

As a part of this system, 995 recipients acquired baggage of rice on the Mihidusenpura Neighborhood Corridor in Dematagoda, 448 recipients acquired rice on the Dabare Mawatha Neighborhood Corridor in Narahenpita, and 169 recipients got rice on the Ranjan Wijeratnapura Neighborhood Corridor in Wellawatta.

The distribution of free rice to low-income households for 2 months is a part of the federal government’s 2022/2023 Maha season rice buy and rice inventory disposal program, which was applied on the directions of President Ranil Wickremesinghe. Every household will obtain 10 kg of rice monthly throughout this era.

Initially, the rice subsidy was supposed for two million households, nevertheless it was later expanded to 2.9 million households as per the directives of the President. This system’s first part will probably be rolled out in a number of districts, together with Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Ratnapura, Galle, and Matara.

Addressing this system held on the Mihidusenpura Neighborhood Corridor in Dematagoda, Mr. Sagala Ratnayake defined how Sri Lanka was capable of flip a nook throughout a troublesome interval with the help of the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF).

Mr. Sagala Ratnayake emphasised that the nation had confronted an financial disaster resulting from mistaken choices made up to now, however now underneath the management of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the nation is following a extra applicable financial program.

Throughout the occasion, Mr. Ratnayake interacted with the attendees and listened to a number of the points they had been going through.
The Colombo District Secretary, Mr. Ok.G. Wijesiri, and senior officers from the Ministry of Social Empowerment had been current on the occasion.

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