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Thursday, 03 May 2012 - 8:14
Social welfare allowance increased
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The monthly social welfare allowance of 3,000 rupees promised under the Mahinda Chinthanaya policy framework has been paid to 11,216 families with differently abled members in 2011.

Minister of Social Services Felix Perera has said that the monthly social welfare allowance granted to families with differently abled members has been increased from 1,000 up to 3,000 through the 2011 budget.

Around 403 million was allocated for these payments in 2011.

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