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Will allowances ease the economic burden on Sri Lankans?

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Economists have raised concerns whether the Sri Lankan government’s decision to award Rs. 10,000/- as allowances for low-income families will ease the economic burden on the people, in the long term.Professor Aminda Methsila Perera, from the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, says that according to government calculations there are 3.1 million low-income families in the island nation, and it would require Rs.

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