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Sirisena pledges programme to relieve farmers in North of debt

Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena this weekend said he would introduced a special programme to relieve farmers in the North of debt, Adaderana reported. 

He made no mention of the military's ongoing occupation of Tamil lands and its business activities across the North-East, which Tamil farmers say is destroying their livelihoods. 

Mr Sirisena made these comments at the opening ceremonry of the Kilinochchi Economic Center. Details of the programme and its timeline remain unknown..