Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa says that all government employees and pensioners to receive a Rs. 5000 monthly allowance from January month. Samurdhi recipients to receive a Rs. 1,000 additional monthly allowance.
All disable soldiers will receive an additional allowance of Rs. 5000 from January month.
Sri Lanka’s consumer price inflation hit a record high of double digit 12.1 percent in December month under the Colombo Consumer Price Index (CCPI).