A request has been made to the Ministry of Finance to obtain the necessary provisions to grant an allowance of Rs 5,000 to 15 more police areas where the curfew has been imposed, said Gampaha District Secretary Sunil Jayalath.
Accordingly, an amount of over Rs 2.32 billion has been estimated to be distributed among 464,254 families, he said.
Under the first phase of the program, the allowance of Rs 5,000 has already been provided for families in the Minuwangoda, Divulapitiya, and Veyangoda police areas in the Gampaha district.
The District Secretary added that 3,702 families in the Gampaha District have been quarantined and steps have been taken to provide them with dry rations.
Meanwhile, a sum of Rs 16 million has been allocated to provide dry rations to children’s homes, elders’ homes, and economically disadvantaged pirivenas in the District.