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2024 Budget: List of benefits

Colombo (LNW): The benefits to be delivered via the 2024 Budget Appropriation Bill.

  • Initiating the establishment of four new universities to offer tertiary education to high school graduates.
  • Launching a programme to allocate land to people living in the plantation community.
  • Allocating Rs. 600 million to expedite the completion of the Bhimsaviya programme.
  • Implementing a Rs. 1000 increase in the Senior Allowance.
  • Enhancing the Allowance for differently-abled people and people of renal diseases to a maximum of Rs. 7,500.
  • Increasing the monthly cost of living allowance for government pensioners from Rs. 2500 to Rs. 6,025.
  • Elevating the Government Employee Living Expense Allowance by Rs. 10,000, reaching a maximum of Rs. 17,800.

These were conveyed in Parliament by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minster of Finance, Economic Stabilisation and National Policies.

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