Rs 5K Festive allowance for those who did not get it
By Buddhika Samaraweera
The Rs 5,000 allowance given by the Government to low income families in view of the festive season will be given from today (19) to those who have not yet received it. Samurdhi Director General Bandula Thilakasiri said, they would be able to complete the distribution of the Rs 5,000 allowance within the first few days of this week.
Adding the Government is providing the allowance of Rs 5,000 through 1,073 Samurdhi Banks in Sri Lanka, Thilakasiri said more than 2.3 million people have received this assistance thus far.
It is hoped that we will be able to complete the payment within the first three days of this week and the required funds have already been sent to Samurdhi Bank branches islandwide, he added.