Government to pay additional Deepavalie allowance to estate workers

Under the instructions of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe the government has taken measures to grant an additional Deepavalie allowance of Rs. 3,500 to the estate workers. This is in addition to the previous allowance of Rs. 6,500.

This additional allowance will be granted to the workers as a credit allowance.

On the instructions of Prime Minister, Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake has instructed the relevant authorities to issue required monetary assistance to the estate industries to pay the said  allowance.

The government has taken the decision following successful discussions between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake, Secretary Ministry of Finance Dr. Samaratunga, and consultant to the Prime Minister R. Paskaralingam

- Tea Board chairman Rohan Pethiyagoda.

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