Tamil Diplomat

Livelihood assistance programme commenced, announces NPC Minister Deneswaran

NPC Minister Deneswaran announced that the programme for providing livelihood assistance to rehabilitated former militants, at a meeting held at his office under the aegis of Northern Province Department of Rural Development.

He further said that 12,676 persons have applied for this assistance and 324 had applied as political prisoners. 125 were selected from the and 40 of them had been provided with aids worth Rs.50,000/= each. He also said that Rs.43 million had been allocated for this programme.