Government determined to win hearts of war affected

The Government is determined to win the hearts of the war affected families, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today.

During his presentation of the 2018 budget, the Finance Minister said that as part of the reconciliation process the Government will look to strengthen the economy of the North.

The Minister also said that the Government will construct brick homes for the war displaced.

Former LTTE combatants and war widows will also be assisted to resume their livelihoods.

Samaraweera said that funds will also be allocated to assist Muslims displaced or affected by the war.

He said that the Office of Missing Persons will also become functional from this year and funds will be allocated for this purpose. (Colombo Gazette)

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