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TNA MPs get Rs 300m each for backing Sajith - Sri Lankan minister

Sri Lanka’s health minister Rajitha Senaratne claimed that each Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian would receive “Rs. 300 mn each to spend on their electorates”, according to a report in The Island on Wednesday.

Senaratne reportedly held a series of meetings in Jaffna, where he canvassed support for Sajith Premadasa in this month’s Sri Lankan presidential elections.

The Island quotes a health ministry statement with Senaratne reportedly telling a rally in Jaffna that no other government had allocated such a large amount to parliamentarians from the North-East. 

His reported statement comes as the TNA came out in support of Premadasa, despite his refusal to engage with demands put forward by Tamil parties.

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