General Secretary of the Citizens’ Front Parliamentarian J. Sri Ranga says that it is the Nuwara Eliya district that is at the top of the country’s poverty line.
The parliamentarian made this observation while addressing a function in the Walapane area recently.
This function was held at the Konigar Pillayar Tamil School in Ragala in the Walapane Education Zone.
Books were donated to children in the area under the programme "priority to education".
General Secretary of the Citizens’ Front Parliamentarian J. Sri Ranga expressed these views:
’’Nothing has been done by those who represented the Parliament from this area. They only talk about how to prevent what is being done by others. They even stopped the university that was to be built here. If one says they need it, then the other says they don’t. This has continued for over 60 years and the people are still in the same place. We need to take this society forward and develop them. I don’t understand why these people don’t think about developing the people in our society. It is the Nuwara Eliya district that is on the top of the country’s poverty line. The Hambantota district that was above Nuwara Eliya is more developed than Colombo at present.’’
Source: News First 30 Sept 2012