Samurdhi program to be expanded

Samurdhi program to be expanded

Samurdhi program to be expanded

Written by Staff Writer

03 Jan, 2019 | 6:29 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Ministry of Social Empowerment is to launch a project to increase the income of 500,000 families who receive Samurdhi benefits.

Minister Daya Gamage speaking to the media states that the Ministry plans to launch a number of aid programs to uplift the economic status of Samurdhi beneficiaries.

 Further, small groups will be formed with the necessary funds in order to carry out self-employment activities.
 
1.4 Million families currently receive the Samurdhi benefits.
 
The Minister added that plans are underway to provide Samurdhi benefits for more families who are eligible to receive it. 

 

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