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Uma Oya victims get rent allowance of upto Rs 25,000

Cabinet approval has been granted to pay a monthly rent allowance of Rs. 10,000 to 25,000 for the families affected by Uma Oya project, Co Cabinet spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka.

Addressing the weekly Cabinet media briefing held yesterday he said Cabinet approval has also been granted to take these relief measures for the affected families, as per the recommendation of the cabinet subcommittee appointed on the above purpose.

According to the committee recommendations ,a monthly rent allowance of Rs. 10,000 to 25,000 as per the recommendations of Government Assessor, for a maximum period of six months until they are resettled will be granted in addition to the the dry rations which is given to affected families for a further six months.