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* School dropouts in Sri Lanka's Wanni region increased due to poverty - Tamil party
Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 02:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that the high levels of poverty in the Wanni District has resulted in an increase in the number of school dropouts in the district.

TNA parliamentarian Sivasakthi Anandan has told the media that most families in the Wanni are low income families or single parent families.

He has explained that most single mothers were laborers and the families survive on the daily wages earned by these women.

According to the MP, the families are facing many difficulties due to the increasing cost of living and their income is affected if the mother of the house falls sick.

He added that the current drought condition in the country has added to the income problems faced by the people in the Wanni District.

Anandan has called on the government to immediately address the issues faced by the families in the Wanni.

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