May 22, Colombo: All public sector employees of Sri Lanka will receive an additional monthly allowance of Rs. 2500 from 1st of July, the Ministry of Finance announced today.
As announced by the Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera at the Budget - 2019 all public sector employees will be paid a special interim monthly allowance of Rs 2500 effective from July 01, 2019.
A circular in this regard has already been issued by the Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management with the consent of the Treasury to all secretaries to ministries, Chief Provincial Secretaries and the Heads of Departments.
Though, this new interim allowance is paid to public officials from July 2019, the payment of Cost of Living allowance of Rs 7800 will be continued in the future too, the Ministry said.