Govt. to provide Rs.5,000 allowance again
2 years ago
The government has decided to provide the allowance of Rs.5,000 to the people who have lost their income in the Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha Districts where the quarantine curfew has been imposed. Basil Rajapaksa, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication, made this announcement at a meeting held at Temple Trees, Colombo today. He said the government would provide a package of essential food items worth Rs. 10,000 to the COVID-19 infected and their associates who are being quarantined at home. Mr. Rajapaksa said the allowance of Rs.5,000 will be given to those who will not receive the package of essential food items and lost their income due to the curfew.