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Thursday, 24 December 2015 - 20:57
Minister S B says Poverty has reduced
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Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister S.B. Dissanayake says that 6.7% of the population of the country lives below the poverty line.

He stated this during a ceremony held yesterday at Gatambe Sports Grounds in Peradeniya.

Addressing the gathering he said that 28.8% lived under poverty line when the Samurdhi program was introduced in 1995.

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