Government has decided to give a pack of 10 essential items worth Rs. 1, 515 at a concessionary price of Rs. 975 during the coming Sinhala and Hindu New Year season following the instructions given by the President and the Prime Minister.
Unavailability of a proper method to record fishing details on international waters by Sri Lankan fishermen was one of the contributing factors to impose a fish ban against Sri Lanka by the European Union.
Each farmer family affected by the Maha season drought will be given a special assistance of Rs 10,000 for the month of April and it will be paid before the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayaka said.