Over 1,000 receive equipment under Pibidemu Polonnaruwa programme

President Maithripala Sirisena distributes self employment equipment to a beneficiary under the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa programme at the Polonnaruwa Buddhi Mandapaya on Saturday. Picture by Sandaruwan Amarasinghe

A distribution of self employment equipment among 1,012 beneficiaries under the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa programme was held at this Polonnaruwa Buddhi Mandapaya under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on November 4.

Equipment valued at Rs. 92 million was distributed on this day.

A total of Rs.371 million has been allocated to distribute such equipment among a total of 3,264 beneficiaries this year to uplift living standards of people in the area.

President Sirisena also handed over some water filters to some beneficiaries symbolising a distribution of water filters costing Rs.2.6 million among 400 families organised by the Sri Lanka Red Cross.

The President also handed over some weeding machines symbolising a distribution of weeding machines costing Rs. 27.2 million among 200 persons under the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa Programme.

Parliamentarians Nalaka Colonne, Sampath Sri Nilantha, N.A. Samantha, Polonnruwa GA, Ranjith Ariyaratne and Red Cross President Jagath Abeysinghe were also present on the occasion. 

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