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The President says seed concession given for potato cultivators will be doubled.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the 50 per cent seed concession given for potato cultivators will be doubled. He also promises steps to halt the re-exportation of tea and pepper that are affecting quality and prices. The President was addressing a public rally at Badulla town yesterday. He also said that only the SLFP was having a nation-building agenda free of fraud, corruption or irregularities.

Earlier in the day, President Sirisena announced at a UPFA election rally in Talawakele that a committee of experts would be appointed to effect changes for the tea and other sectors in the plantation industry.

Meanwhile, the President inspected the ongoing development work at Nuwara Eliya district hospital, where a new building complex under construction will have residential facilities for 600 patients, surgical theatres and doctors and nurses quarters.