Lack of housing is a common problem in many developing countries, the late President Premadasa launched a scheme to build a million houses in 1977.
Although we are a lot richer than we were in 1977, there are still enough homeless people around, from slum dwellers to IDP's from the war.
It is therefore welcome that a new programme to build shelters has been launched. Commendable, too that the people selected are the most deserving of all: the honourable members of parliament.
Given that many of the honourable members are drawn from the ranks of footpads, vagrants and the like, none could be more deserving.
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