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* Sri Lankan government allocated Rs. 240 million last year to provide fresh milk to children
Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 09:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 05, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government in last year's budget has allocated Rs. 240 million to provide fresh milk to children, the Child Development and Women's Affairs Minister Tissa Karaliyadde told Parliament today.

According to the Minister, the government has planned to provide a fresh glass of milk to the children of 2 to 5 years and allocated Rs 240 million in the Budget in 2013 for the purpose.

Responding to a question raised by Anuradhapura District UNP parliamentarian, P Harrison, the Minister has said that there were 226,494 children eligible to benefit from the government's programme of providing a fresh glass of milk to each child.

The cost of providing a glass of milk to a child in registered pre-schools per month was estimated at Rs 180. At present there are 13,496 registered pre-schools in the country.

The provision of a fresh glass of milk to each child was being implemented in the pre-schools in the area coming under the Divisional Secretariats, the Minister said.

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