Allowances for senior citizens & disabled persons will continue: Govt.



The government will continue with the existing payments of allowances for senior citizens, people with disabilities and those with kidney diseases until a new criteria is introduced, Finance State Minister Shehan Semasinghe said.

In a tweet, he said this programme will continue as per instructions of the President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He also said that the execution of the Asawesuma programme will have no impact on these allowances.

“We have received 760,000 appeals and 10,000 objections which will be evaluated at the earliest to target assistance to those who are most in need and ensure equitable distribution of resources,” he said.


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