|Tuesday, 31 August 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
President orders immediate drought relief for poor families
by Stanley Samarasinghe and Nirushi Wimalaweera
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, with the concurrence of
Cabinet of Ministers has instructed all District Secretaries to extend
drought relief to victims whose monthly income does not exceed Rs.3000.
100 agriculture banks for farmers' benefit
by Uditha Kumarasinghe
The Agriculture Ministry will set up 100 Agriculture Banks throughout
the country for the speedy disbursement of loans to farmers.