The Treasury had provided funds of Rs. 667.22 million to the Social Empowerment and Welfare Ministry to be paid to 19,645 identified kidney patients.
However, only 15,453 patients had received their payments amounting to Rs. 486.80 million while 4192 patients had not received their money.
Therefore, as a result Rs. 180.42 million has been left over at the end of that year.
Kidney patients receive Rs. 5,000 per month based on a pledge made by President Maithripala Sirisena.