Social welfare programmes to begin this month
Social welfare programmes organised on the directive of Social
Services and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Lional Premasiri will come
into operation from February at Yakkalamulla Nabadawa Maha Vidyalaya.
Media Coordinator to the Deputy Minister Supun Ratnayake told the
Daily News that these programmes would be launched.
According to Ratnayake 21 schools in Yakkalamulla will be equipped
with free communication devices.
Arrangements have also been made to provide library facilities and
books valued at Rs. 40,000 to those schools under the `Sisu Nena
Pubuduwa’ project of the Ministry.
Stationery and other items useful to the students of low income
families will also be donated.
Phase II of the programme envisages assistance to those who take to
self employment, sewing machines to those taking to tailoring, sports
goods to sports clubs.
Bicycles, spectacles and lenses, wheel chairs, walking aids and many
other items will also be provided, he added.
The Multi Service mobile service organised by Deputy Minister
Premasiri will also commence at the same time.
The service will be held during the whole day. Nation Building
Minister Gunaratne Weerakoon will be present at the mobile service.
Medical camps, issuing of National Identity Cards and several other
services will be available for the public during the mobile service.