The Health Ministry is providing is providing assistance for the welfare of twins.
Some believe that it is a fortune to have twins. However, it is very rarely that triplets and quadruplets are born. The Health Ministry has unveiled a programme to provide assistance via the Health Development Fund for about 20 families having such children. The distribution of assistance among 61 such children of low income groups throughout the island took place under the patronage of Minister Maithripala Sirisena. The event was organized at the Health Ministry. Each family received 50 thousand rupees. Action was taken to distribute milk foods as well. A group including Deputy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera was present.