Distribution of Rs.2,000 allowance to those who have lost their livelihoods due to the impositions of curfew will begin today (23).
Beginning with the distribution today (23) all necessary provisions have been made to the District Secretaries to provide the relevant allowance.
The Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation issued a circular yesterday (22) regarding the allowance.
Meanwhile, the task force stated that only low-income families who do not receive any allowance from the government are eligible for this grant.
However, public servants, retirees, Samurdhi beneficiaries, the elderly, centenarians, and the disabled, who receive government monthly allowances, are not eligible for this. (World Broadcasting)