Last year, Mangala Samaraweera stated in Parliament that 10,000 families in the Hambantota district did not have toilet facilities. With the publication of this, a heated debate was created in the society. It has now come to the fore again with the statement of the present government minister Mahinda Amaraweera that the story is true.
The Minister has further stated that the reason for the lack of toilet facilities for those families is the lack of money in their hands.
Accordingly, it has been decided to provide them with free drinking water, electricity and toilet facilities before the Sinhala Hindu New Year.