Mar 28, 2020

Samurdhi recipients rendered helpless  Featured

Even though the government has decided to grant an interest free loan of Rs. 10,000 to Samurdhi beneficiaries on the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the benecificiaries are reportedly facing major difficulaties in obtaining the facility.

In order to be eligible for the loan it is compulsory to have a deposit of more than Rs. 8,000 in the Samurdhi recipient's account which has made large number of account holders ineligible.

It is also alleged that the decision to not provide this loan to the Samurdhi beneficiaries who were added after 2015 is political.

Former Minister Ajith P. Perera Perera also posted a note on his Facebook page on this regard.

UNP MP Manusha Nanayakkara has also revealed the following.

Samurdhi officer of Hunupitiya East exploits Samurdhi loans

Meanwhile Sri Lanka Mirror learns that, the Opposition Leader of Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha has lodged a complaint with Samurdhi Director General Bandula Tilakaratne yesterday (27 March) stating that the Hunupitiya East Samurdhi officer has been involved in extorting money amounting to Rs 3,000 to Rs 8,000.  from Samurdhi beneficiaries while issuing loans.