National Combined Mechanism for Food Security and Nutrition

From left: Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake chairing the assembly alongside former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Secretary to the Prime Minister Anura Dissanayake on the head desk


 Country Directors/Representatives of the World Bank, ADB, USAID, WFP, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, FAO and Chief of Defence Staff on the dialogue


The first assembly of the National Combined Mechanism for Food Security and Nutrition of the Presidential Secretariat was held lately on the BMICH beneath the Chairmanship of Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake.

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga participated because the Senior Advisor to the Committee. Representatives of all Foreign Funding Agencies for Food Security Projects in addition to Secretary to the Prime Minister Anura Dissanayake and Secretaries of related ministries too attended.

Advisor to the President of the Food Security Division Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda welcomed the individuals. 

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga highlighted the urgency to deal with the issue of malnutrition within the nation, particularly among the many kids. She acknowledged that Sri Lanka is presently among the many 10 international locations with the worst malnutrition charges amongst 200 international locations and that over 20% of the youngsters beneath 5 years are severely malnourished.

At the conclusion of the discussions, it was determined to offer speedy meals aid to kids guaranteeing correct supply of meals and money handouts, speed up motion plans to extend milk, eggs and vegetable manufacturing, to setup monitoring mechanisms of the tasks applied by civil society for meals aid and contain extra extensively the position of civil society organisations who’re at the moment engaged in offering meals aid to high school kids.

Former President Kumaratunga acknowledged that she agreed to perform as Senior Advisor to the Committee because it was a topic of pressing nationwide significance and never as a part of the Government administration.

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