Cabinet has approved a proposal to present a supplementary estimate of Rs. 695 billion to Parliament.
The Government said that an assistance package for samurdhi beneficiaries, estate communities, pensioners and Government servants was introduced at the beginning of 2022 to reduce as much as possible the hardships faced by the public due to the adverse economic conditions.
It has now been decided to submit a supplementary estimate to Parliament to cover the cost and secure the necessary funds to maintain essential public services without any obstacles.
Accordingly, a proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stability and National Policies to submit a supplementary estimate to the Parliament for the provision of Rs. 695 billion under the “Budget Assistance Services and Emergency Responsibilities” project of the National Budget Department was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette)