Government employees, pensioners to receive special monthly allowance of Rs. 5,000
Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has decided to award a Rs. 5,000 monthly special allowance to all public sector employees from January 2022, Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa announced.
This was confirmed by Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
He stated that government pensioners and all disabled soldiers will also receive this special monthly allowance of Rs. 5,000 while Samurdhi beneficiaries will be provided an additional Rs. 1,000 per month from January 2022.
Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa announced these decisions during a press briefing held in Colombo this evening, following the conclusion of today’s Cabinet meeting.
The Finance Minister also announced that all essential food items and medicinal drugs will be exempted from all taxes.
In addition, every estate sector family will be given 15 kilogram of wheat flour at Rs. 80/- per kilogram, said the Finance Minister.
In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers also decided to award the increased salary for teachers from January 2022, said Minister Gamini Lokuge.
Santa Clause has arrived. Little bit of icing on the cake to keep you all quiet With printed money of course. Just a sticking plaster for the time being. Don’t spend it at once. Go easy with it.
Public wanted relief. Government went begging, borrowed, and distributed. So, soon it will finish and need to borrow more since there is no end date to this Rs. 5000 allowance. Ten when the government is voted out, it leaves debt (the great public do not even want to know the interest we pay on the current loan) and the interest to the public, deservedly. Country of shame and the country of the fools. Now we have gone to growing in our gardens. In 1960s I did the same in the school as well under Dudely-Eeriyagolla and then Sirima. Since the public did not like the Haal Polla we threw all that hard work out and voted her out. After few decades of chaos and billions of more US$ debt, here we are back on the merry go round. It is a pathetic, lazy nation always find somebody to blame and demand for subsidies from borrowed money from the cradle to the death tbed.