Families suffering from nutritional deficiency triggered by the ongoing economic crisis will be given an allowance of Rs. 10,000, following a decision by the Finance Ministry. The allowance, accordingly, will be given from this month to the rest of the year.
61,000 families are said to have qualified to this benefit.
Funds received from the World Food Programme (WFP) have been allocated for this purpose, said Finance Secretary K.M.M. Siriwardena.