Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Provision of Rs. 5000 allowance for the fourth time to people affected by COVID-19 from tomorrow
Tue, Jun 1, 2021, 08:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 01, Colombo: The Rs. 5000 allowance will be given from tomorrow (June 02) for the fourth time to the people affected by the third COVID-19 wave, Shehan Semasinghe, State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self-Employment and Business Development said.

The Minister pointed out that this allowance is given to low income families who receive various government allowances as well as families who are unable to sustain their livelihood due to the existing travel restrictions.

The government expects to spend nearly 30 billion rupees on this relief, the State Minister said at a media briefing held at the State Ministry auditorium in Battaramulla today (01).

For a family receiving benefits under any government subsidy scheme, if the benefit currently received is less than Rs. 5,000, the relevant shortfall will be paid under this round.

Only one allowance will be given for a family and the Samurdhi allowance, which is paid on the 7th of every month, will be paid along with the relevant arrears starting from tomorrow.

During the previous waves of COVID-19, this allowance was given in a situation where the country was closed. However, only travel restrictions are in effect in the country this time and some individuals have been allowed to carry out their economic activities, the Minister said.

Therefore, it is the responsibility of the Rural Committees to determine exactly who should receive the relevant allowance. The Minister pointed out that the relevant allowance is ready to be given as soon as the approval of the relevant Divisional Secretary is obtained on the recommendation of the Rural Committees.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Minister of Industries commends Aban’s project to locally manufacture refrigerators and air conditioners
-- [1 minutes ago]
1 MW solar power plant in Monaragala added to national grid
-- [12 minutes ago]
Supreme Court fixes February 03 to hear Bathiudeen’s appeal against Wilpattu verdict
-- [34 minutes ago]
Coronavirus update: 552 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 534,975
-- [59 minutes ago]
EMS provider GPV breaks ground on new factory in Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 15 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader seeks China’s assistance to manage debt crisis
-- [2 hours ago]
Train services in the Western Province to resume from October 25
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President orders COVID-19 booster shots for frontline workers, tourism industry from November 01
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka’s CICT declared Asia’s Best Container Terminal under 4 million TEU for 5th consecutive year
-- [3 hours ago]
One Day Service to issue National Identity Cards resumes from Monday
-- [3 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.