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The Government has so far spent a sum of Rs. 286 billion on COVID-19 related activities including welfare purposes for general public, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

He expressed these views addressing the reporters after a discussion held at the Central Province Governor’s Office today.

“A sum of Rs. 130 billion have been spent on welfare purposes including Rs. 5000 for people right from the beginning of the pandemic while the rest of the funds has been spent on activities related to containing the virus including vaccination programme,” he said.

“The initiative of giving Rs.5000 has been carried out in a transparent manner despite the accusations leveled against the move. Accordingly, we have been able to provide the Rs.5000 relief for 4 million families so far,” the Minister added.

Meanwhile, he said they had been able identify the mistakes occurred at vaccination centres in the country and therefore they would able to carry out the vaccination drive in a more effective manner in future. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Leel Sunday, 06 June 2021 07:26 AM

    Simple. No problem print more money problems can solve.

    Kallu Mathaya (Kandy Market) Sunday, 06 June 2021 07:53 AM

    Hay man its a curse for you and your family robbing 2000 vaccines. Don't talk bull shit and cheat the public.

    Econ-mist Sunday, 06 June 2021 08:33 AM

    How many billions saved in deep pockets?

    Seqi Sunday, 06 June 2021 08:39 AM

    Does that include picking your nose?

    Be Fair Sunday, 06 June 2021 08:51 AM

    "Related Activities" are relatively suspicious to me

    NIMAL Sunday, 06 June 2021 09:08 AM

    That’s about 12100 per person including the Rs.5000 and vaccination, not enough Minster .IF we sell 225 CARS x 5 crore . That will be more than what you have spend .and you wanted more comfy car ? Shame

    Dollar Sunday, 06 June 2021 12:47 PM

    Not how much the govt has spent but how best you all have spent is the issue.

    Rue Monday, 07 June 2021 01:19 AM

    Okey, giving out Rs. 5000/= initiated in a transparent manner, then, do you agree? the REST is spent in an intransparent manner?


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