Saturday, 18th September 2021

Rs. 20 million to every MP for rural area development promised by President

Colombo, Dec 14 (BAN/ AD): President Gotabaya has decided to allocate Rs. 2 million for each village and Rs. 20 million for each parliamentarian for the development of rural areas. The projects commenced with the funds should be completed by January 31.

On Thursday in a meeting with the Government Parliamentary Group at the Presidential Secretariat President made this decision. He also instructed the governing party parliamentary group that the government has decided to provide 700 job opportunities to each MP and 100 jobs for each Provincial Council member by January.

MPs are also been asked to find out whether the people are getting the benefits of the tax reliefs provided by the new government. President has also decided to curb unnecessary expenditure of ministries and state institutions and to spend the money for the benefit of the common people.

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