Sri Lanka’s main opposition party plans to splash millions on welfare subsidies and ban dowries

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party plans to ban dowries, smoking in public places, offer year-end bonuses to public servants and splash out billions of rupees by way of welfare subsidies, if it wins the November presidential poll, its leader said Tuesday. Sri Lanka’s main opposition party plans to ban dowries, smoking in public places, offer year-end bonuses to public servants and splash out billions of rupees by way of welfare subsidies, if it wins the November presidential poll, its leader said Tuesday.



Sri Lanka’s main opposition leader and presidential candidate Ranil
Wickremesinghe delivers a speech to supporters at the launch of his party’s
election manifesto AFP Photo/Sena Vidanagama

The party plans to forge stronger ties with