Govt. spent Rs. 50bn as relief funds in April

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The government has spent Rs.50 billion to pay a stipend of Rs. 5,000 to 7.4 million individuals among poorest of poor in April alone and the financial relief would also be paid in May as well, as they have no other relief, cabinet spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardane said last afternoon.

Minister Gunawardane told the weekly cabinet news briefing last afternoon that the cabinet approved an extra allowance through the public officers who involved directly in grassroots level to pay the Rs. 5,000 to the doorstep of helpless families.

Accordingly, Grama Niladharis, Samurdhi officials, Family Health officials, agriculture Research Assistants will be paid Rs. 1,000 as communication expenses, travelling allowance of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 450 as fuel allowance and Rs. 600 for covering duties of another officer staring from May.

The government had already paid

Rs. 5,000 to senior citizens, chronic kidney disease patients, self-employed persons, three-wheeler drivers, school van drivers, private bus drivers and conductors and many more who have lost their income in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The government does not want to keep a single-family or individual in hunger at least with one meal. That is why the government pays Rs. 5,000 for the helpless men and women. If the government has the financial capacity, an amount higher than this would be paid,” Minister Gunawardane stressed. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

 

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  • BigEars Thursday, 07 May 2020 10:39 AM

    This man is my joker of the century. He calls Sri Lanka a mid income country and gives Rs. 5000 to families to survive for 40 days. All big talk.

    Sona Papdi Thursday, 07 May 2020 10:44 AM

    And how much went to politicos and their goons?

    People Thursday, 07 May 2020 05:02 PM

    Off-couse he is a joker,and that is why Gothapaya appointed him for the people to laughs.

    Buddhist Thursday, 07 May 2020 05:27 PM

    Please send him to Bangkok to hold hands.

    johan Thursday, 07 May 2020 05:29 PM

    This man will spend 5000/= per day but giving 5000/- for a family for 40 days and he is very weak in maths 7.4 million @5000/- comes to 37 billion.What happened to the balance 13 billion


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