Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

GOVT. SHOULD LAUNCH RE­LIEF PRO­GRAMME IN LOCK­DOWN AR­EAS: VIJITHA

- BY AJITH SIRIWARDAN­A AND YOHAN PERERA Society

• Daily wage earn­ers are with­out a liveli­hood

The Na­tional Peo­ples’ Power (NPP) MP Vijitha Herath yes­ter­day urged the gov­ern­ment to im­me­di­ately launch a pro­gramme to pro­vide re­lief to the peo­ple in the lock­down ar­eas in the Gam­paha District.

He told Par­lia­ment that peo­ple in the lock­down ar­eas were fac­ing var­i­ous is­sues due to the lock­down for five days now.

He said the gov­ern­ment has failed to im­ple­ment any re­lief pro­gramme to the peo­ple who were un­der lock­down for nearly a week and added that the gov­ern­ment should take steps to pro­vide at least es­sen­tial com­modi­ties to the peo­ple. “Peo­ple are fac­ing var­i­ous is­sues. Daily wage earn­ers are with­out a liveli­hood now as they can­not go out for work. Shops are closed and peo­ple are un­able to pur­chase es­sen­tial goods. None of the gov­ern­ment in­sti­tutes has come up with any plan to ad­dress this is­sue,” he said.

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