While presenting the Budget for 2015 at the parliament President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that Mahapola scholarship offered to University students will be increased by Rs. 4000.
In addition, the scholarship offered to the students who pass year five scholarship will be increased from Rs. 500 to Rs.1500, while the number of recipients will be increased up to 25,000.
Meanwhile, the Samurdhi allowance given to a 3 member family unit will be increased up to Rs. 4000/-, while Rs. 3000 will be given to a family unit with 3 members. Other Samurdhi recipients will also receive an increment of Rs. 1000.
Furthermore, a proposal was presented through the budget to introduce a pension for those working in the garment sector.