Cannot accept President’s underprivileged statistics – Sajith

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Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said the statistics related to the underprivileged citizens of the country, mentioned in the President’s ‘Interim Budget speech’, cannot be accepted.

Speaking to the media after President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s speech, Premadasa said those statistics are inaccurate.

“For example, the President said in his speech that there are 61,000 underprivileged families. How can we accept these statistics? The recent UNICEF report on child malnutrition in Sri Lanka revealed grim details as to how many pregnant mothers and children are in danger. Therefore, we cannot agree with the President limiting underprivileged people to 61,000 families. There are more people who have become helpless owing to the economic crisis,” the Opposition Leader stressed.