Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardene says that appeals can be forwarded related to the “Aswasuma” Welfare Benefits Programme untill July 10.
Those whose names were not included in the benefits list can visit the website www.wbb.gov.lk and submit their objections by filling the form mentioned there.
Appeals Sinhala Language Download PDF – http://wbb.gov.lk/web/download/sinhala/form via Welfare Benefits Boards Website.
Appeals Tamil Language Download PDF – https://wbb.gov.lk/web/download/tamil/form via Welfare Benefits Boards Website.
Sri Lanka government launched the restructured welfare benefits program for vulnerable persons/ families targeting 3.1 million beneficiaries. Beneficiaries list https://iwms.wbb.gov.lk/household/list can be access.
Earlier, Acting Finance Minister Shehan Semasinghe stated that those whose names were not included in the list of beneficiaries of social welfare benefits, have been given till June 30 to file objections and appeals.
The selection committee appointed to examine and ascertain the accuracy of the declarations submitted by the intended beneficiaries seeking welfare benefits has completed 95% of the verification process, State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe says.
Thus, the payments of all welfare benefits are expected to be made from July, under the ‘Aswesuma’ welfare benefit scheme.
The verification process will ensure that welfare benefits are given after a transparent selection process, by which the recipients can be identified, Semasinghe noted.
The ‘Aswesuma’ welfare benefits program, initiated by President Ranil Wickremesinghe as part of the social safety net to alleviate the ongoing economic crisis, is carried out under the purview of State Minister Semasinghe, with involvement from various government agencies, including the Ministry of Finance.
Through this program, financial assistance will be provided to the lower-income group, comprising 40% of society, across four categories – transitional, vulnerable, poor and extremely poor. The government aims to offer LKR 15,000 per month to families falling under the extremely poor category.
According to reports, the Welfare Benefit Board has received more than 3.7 million applications seeking this allowance.