New Registrations August 1st – Sri Lanka government launched the restructured welfare benefits program for vulnerable persons/ families targeting 3.1 million beneficiaries. Beneficiaries full list can be access via web link.

Sri Lanka government says they will ensure that all deserving individuals who require assistance will be included to the Aswesuma welfare benefit scheme. Non-registrants for the ASWASUMA BENIFITS PROGRAM as well as new entrants will be offered the opportunity annually to enroll. Those who were unable to apply for the program or who were unable to submit appeals will be given the opportunity to apply anew from August 1st.

What you know about Aswesuma Program ?

  • Appeals and New Registration Begin – August 1st 2023
  • Website–
  • Total Appeals Received- 968000
  • Total objections received- 17500
  • Welfare Benefits Board Website–
  • Welfare Benefits Board Hotline- 1924
  • Welfare Benefits Board Email-
  • Welfare Benefits Board Address- The Secretariat, Colombo 01
  • Welfare Benefits Board Telephone- 011 24-84600(4117)
  • Aswesuma Beneficiaries full list – web link.
  • All deserving individuals will be included to the Aswesuma welfare benefit scheme.
  • District secretaries commence assessments of appeals & objections received.
  • AGAs begin entry of physically received appeals & objections into the system of the Welfare Benefit Board.

Instructions are given to AGAs to prioritize the entry of physically received appeals & objections into the system of the welfare benifit board to ensure that everyone’s grievances are heard and addressed. On completion of this process we could notify the final count.

State Finance Minister Shehan Semasinghe advised all applicants whose names were NOT included in the list of ‘Aswesuma’ beneficiaries to file appeals before July 10; following the close of the appeal process, a final list of deserving applicants will be compiled.

Those whose names were not included in the benefits list can visit the website and submit their objections by filling the form mentioned there. Government is expect to prepare the final list of social welfare benefits candidates after the appeal period ends. The list of names that has been made public is by no means the final list.

Appeals Sinhala Language Download PDF – via Welfare Benefits Boards Website.

Appeals Tamil Language Download PDF – via Welfare Benefits Boards Website.

A Hotline 1924 established for further details or any complaints on relevant officials.

Special counter will be opened at all Divisional Secretariats from June 28 to file objections and appeals over the Aswesuma Welfare Benefits Program says Welfare Benefits Board.

State Minister Shehan Semasinghe says that so far 188,794 appeals & 3,304 objections have been received over the Aswesuma social security scheme.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardene says that appeals can be forwarded related to the “Aswasuma” Welfare Benefits Programme untill July 10.

The list of beneficiaries receiving differently-abled, elderly, and kidney support allowances is also expected to be released in the near future via website.

“”Any individual or family who believes they should be eligible for this benefit but whose name is not included in the list that has been published so far, to submit an appeal to the appropriate Divisional Secretariat Offices within the allotted time frame. Additionally, enquiries can be made if it contains the name of an ineligible person” Minister.