Cabinet has approved a proposal to pay rent to the families affected by the Uma Oya project.
The cabinet approved relief as per the recommendations of the cabinet subcommittee appointed for this purpose.
The proposal includes paying a monthly rent allowance from Rs. 10,000 to 25,000 to the families that have been evacuated, as per the recommendations of Government Assessor, for a maximum period of 06 months until they are being resettled.
The proposal also includes granting dry rations given to the affected families for a further six months. (Colombo Gazette)