Cabinet approves Finance Ministers concessions

Cabinet approves Finance Ministers concessions

Cabinet approves Finance Ministers concessions

Written by Zulfick Farzan

04 Jan, 2022 | 11:59 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a series of concessions, as proposed by the Finance Minister.

(i). Provide a monthly allowance of Rs.5000 for the public servants and pensioners.

(ii). Take measures to provide the said concession for the employees of the private sector by discussing with the employers of the private sector.

(iii). Provide an extra allowance of Rs.1000 for the Samurdi Beneficiaries who have a monthly allowance of Rs.3500.00 and provide the said allowance to the Samurdi Beneficiaries

(iv). Provide a supplementary price of Rs.25 per Kilogram of paddy additionally to the certified price of Rs.50 per Kilogram of paddy which provides currently if there is any decrease in the harvest in the forthcoming season.

(v). To bear the supplementary price that provides by the government as not to affect the price of rice in the market.

(vi). Implementing a gardening programme to encourage the growing of vegetables and fruits for the own consumption and provide an encouraging allowance of Rs.10,000/= as per the extent of the land subject to a maximum of an acre which is necessary for land preparation and buying inputs such as seeds.

(vii). Provide 15 Kilograms of Wheat Flour at a concessionary price of Rs.80/= per kilogram for an estate labor family.

(viii). To release all essential foods and medicines from taxes completely in order to take measures to protect the local farmers and manufacturers.

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