Supreme Court orders to redistribute Suspended drought relief in Monaragala.-Video
The Supreme Court ordered the Economic Development Ministry Secretary today to re-implement the drought relief program in Moneragala district which had been suspended temporarily.
This decision was taken after considering a fundamental rights petition submitted by a group of farmers in Moneragala district.
Earlier, the Economic Development Ministry had planned to distribute 2,500 rupees drought relief among each family in Uva Province.
However the Election Commissioner intervened to suspend the program temporarily in the Moneragala district after election monitors pointed out that it was problematic to carry out such a program only in Moneragala.