A community kitchen programme based at the historic Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple was launched this week under the auspices of Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and President’s Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka.
This programme is being implemented targeting 2500 families in Hunupitiya in the Slave Island Police Division, Slave Island, Galle face, Ibbanwala and Wekanda DS Divisions, who are finding it difficult to get food.
This daily community kitchen program will run for 40 days from January 01 and during this period, the government has taken steps to improve the economic conditions through welfare programs such as creating self-employment opportunities, providing professional training, and providing social development to the people of the beneficiary families.
The community kitchen is run with the help of the Gangaramaya temple donors, the tri-forces, the police, the Civil Security Department, and government agencies, as well as the International Lions Club, Rotary Club, and many private organizations, under the guidance of the Presidential Secretariat.
Senior Advisor to the President Ruwan Wijewardene, Tri-forces commanders and other officials were also present at the inauguration.