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Govt will soon increase senior citizens’ monthly allowance by Rs.500: Sudarshani Fernandopulle

Sudarshani Fernandopulle

Primary Healthcare State Minister Dr.Sudarshani Fernandopulle told Parliament on Monday that government would soon increase the monthly allowance for senior citizens soon by Rs 500 form Rs.2,000 to Rs.2,500.

She stated that of the 416,677 senior citizens who receive the allowance, 238,640 would be given the increased amount first. She added that the Government was also discussing with banks about the provision of interest-free loans for senior citizens to go on pilgrimages.

She was responding to a question posed by SJB MP Gayantha Karunatilleka.

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