Jun 13, 2018

150,000 more families to receive Samurdhi Featured

The government has decided to grant the Samurdhi benefit to 150,000 more low-income families.

They include resettled families in the north and the east.

The cabinet that met yesterday (12) approved granting the benefit to these families.

At present, 1,422,557 families receive the Samurdhi allowance which ranges between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 5,000 per month.

For this year, the Samurdhi allocation is Rs. 42 billion.