Special Committee to look into Samurdhi welfare scheme issues

A Special Committee headed by Social Empowerment Minister P.Harrison has been appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday to look into the issues of the Samurdhi welfare scheme.

UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardana speaking to the Daily News said the UNP and UNF Parliamentary group had met the Prime Minister at Temple Trees yesterday where they had lengthy discussions about the problems of Samurdhi beneficiaries and officers in charge.

“Many pointed out that they had received several complaints of officers not doing their job or beneficiaries not getting their due”, said Jaywardana.

The Ministry of Social Empowerment and Social Welfare which was previously held by the SLFP group within the unity government was allocated to the UNP at the cabinet reshuffle yesterday.

The Committee appointed to look into the Samurdhi is expected to meet the Prime Minister at 2.00pm today (6) again to discuss matters further. 

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