The Health Ministry is to implement a new program in which every child, born on November 18th in the future will be presented with special gifts and rewards.
It is titled as “Mihimeth Suwadaru” Gift Scheme. Children born on that day will be rewarded due to 18th November being the birthday of President Rajapaksa. This is a concept of Minister Maithripala Sirisena and will be implemented by the Health Ministry. Accordingly every child born on November 18th will be awarded a gift parcel worth 7500 rupees. Accordingly, the Ministry has informed all Provincial and Regional Health Services Directors to provide details of children born in Hospitals on Thursday the 18th. The Health Ministry says that the number of births taking place daily in Hospitals in the country is about 1500.
The Minister said they will continue to implement the programme in the future.