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The re-housing option for Colombo’s poor

It is unfortunate that most of the Colombo politicians are still exploiting the social vulnerability of Colombo’s poor who live in underserved settlements. Such politicians can depend on this vote bank as long as they remain in slums and shanties as poor, particularly by the UNP. Hence, any attempts to upgrade the housing and living environments of these people will be severely resisted by the UNP and other communal minded politicians who are enjoying the power at the cost of the future of the poorest of the poor in Colombo.

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Opening of private medical faculties

By introducing the Z score criteria, the authorities ensured reserving of a reasonable quota of the places available in the local university system for the students from the educationally backward districts. However, the fact remains that in the medical field; annually the doors are shut for 9,000 odd students who have minimum stipulated qualifications to enter the medical faculties.

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