Free meal for children, shelter for the homeless
By Dilip Rangajith
Prime Minister and SLFP presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse
yesterday declared that he would provide a free meal for school
children suffering from malnourishment.
a rally at Embilitipitiya, Mr. Rajapakse said a plan to look after
the welfare of schoolchildren would be one of his priorities, if
he was elected president.
in the day addressing at the opening ceremony of a new housing scheme
at Ambalantota, the premier said the government had taken necessary
action to provide houses not only for tsunami victims but also for
every homeless family.
needs a good house to live in harmony; we have identified this vital
need. We expect to provide houses for every family. The development
of the country depends on the well-being of the people,” he
Rajapakse said it was impossible to establish law and order in the
country without the co-operation of the people. The prime minister
said if people and communities had mutual respect for each other,
peace could be easily achieved.