Rs. 5,000 ‘Avurudu’ bonus for low-income families


The Cabinet has decided to grant low-income earners a special allowance of Rs 5,000 during the months of April and May, in view of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

Speaking to the media last evening (28), Minister of Power Gamini Lokuge said 3.1 million families will be eligible for the said allowance.

The Minister noted that the government will allocate funds to provide the amount as an ‘Avurudu’ bonus.


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