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* President proposes Rs. 10,000 monthly allowance for 61,000 selected families
Tue, Aug 30, 2022, 07:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 30, Colombo: President Ranil Wickramasinghe states that relief programs will be implemented for families severely affected by the current economic crisis.

While presenting the interim budget in Parliament, the President said the government spent additional amount of about Rs. 31 billion from May to July 2022 to provide an additional monthly allowance as urgent assistance to those who have affected due to loss of employment, decline in agriculture output and inability to cultivate due to many reasons.

He proposed to continue the process for another four months and also to provide additional monthly allowance of Rs. 2,500 for pregnant mothers in addition to Rs. 20,000 already provided for them.

The interim budget will provide Rs. 10,000 per family for about 61,000 food insecure families which need urgent assistance for a period of further four months.

Interim budget has allocated Rs. 46 billion for all the relief program for a period of 4 months.

Rs. 133 billion has been allocated under the World Bank loan assistance for the implementation of programs with the view of reducing the impact of the current economic crisis and restoring social stability.

The President has obtained approval through the Supplementary Estimate presented to Parliament before presenting this budget to provide immediate relief to around 3.2 million people affected by the current economic situation.

Under this, monthly Samurdhi allowance has been increased to an amount ranging between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 7,500 per month for approximately 1.7 million currently Samurdhi receiving families.

Apart from that, an assistance of Rs. 5,000 was provided per month temporarily to around 726,000 families who were in the waiting list for expecting Samurdhi benefits.

Also, the allowance paid for the elderly, disabled, and kidney patients was increased to an amount ranging between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 7,500. Further, the temporary assistance of Rs. 5,000 was arranged for the people who are in the waiting lists in anticipation of receiving this assistance.

 

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