Govt to grant special allowance to low-income families


The government has decided to grant relief to low-income families who are severely affected by the current economic crisis.

Low-income families entitled to Samurdhi, elderly, kidney, and disability allowances have been severely affected by the economic crisis.

The government has identified the need for immediate relief for such families, including those on the waiting list.

Accordingly, the Cabinet has approved the proposal furnished by the Ministers of Finance and Samurdhi to grant a special allowance to provide the said relief to identified families between May and July.

Contingent Emergency Response Component in projects funded by the World Bank will provide necessary funding for this purpose, the Cabinet said.