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Rs.10,000 for farmer families as relief aid


President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant officials to pay Rs.10,000 monthly as relief aid to farmer families affected by the severe drought.

He had given these instructions at a discussion held on Thursday evening with the Agriculture Ministry officials.

The President has also mooted the setting up of a committee to gather information who have been affected by the continuing dry weather and had directed that the allowance be paid from end March, till the Yala season begins.

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