The Government will provide nearly three million low-income families with a cash allowance of Rs. 5,000 in view of the upcoming Sinhala and Hindu New Year festive season beginning today.
The Finance Ministry announced that this one-time payment will be made to families belonging to seven categories.
- Samurdhi beneficiary families
- Low-income families
- Families receiving senior citizens’ allowance
- Differently abled persons
- Kidney patients
- Elders aged over 100
- Those who became qualified under above six categories after submitting appeals.