Dry ration packs for the quarantined
By Skandha Gunasekara
The Government gave dry ration packs to those under home quarantine on three separate occasions and will continue to do so, it is learnt.
Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga said that for the past three weeks, dry ration packs were given once a week to the families who were under home quarantine.
He said that 2,781 people under home quarantine in the Gampaha District were given dry ration packs, and said they would continue to receive dry ration packs in a similar manner until they were released from quarantine.
In addition, Ranatunga said that steps were taken to distribute the elders’ allowance under the Samurdhi scheme as well.
This was in addition to those who would be receiving the Rs. 5,000 voucher following the loss of livelihood due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Photos from Prasanna Ranatunga Media Unit