2017 named as the Poverty Eradication Year

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 7:52


President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the year 2017 will be declared “the year of liberating the country from poverty”.

Speaking at the progress review meeting of the ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, held at the President's Office yesterday, the President has said that the relevant memorandum will be presented to the cabinet soon.