The government has decided to provide an allowance of Rs. 5,000 to low income families for the upcoming Sinhala-Tamil New Year.
Accordingly, it has been decided to provide Rs. 5,000 per month for two months to 3.1 million low income families, said Minister of Energy Gamini Lokuge.
He further stated that the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (28) approved the payment of this allowance as a new year bonus.
Minister Gamini Lokuge stated this while expressing his views to the media after the Cabinet meeting held yesterday.