Sri Lankans im hotting up about an ambitious anti-poverty scheme to be launched in June. Us
Samurdhi, about 100,000 families earning below US
a month will get a direct income transfer of a little 4
US $20 a month from the government. The remais
1. 1 million families earning less than US $20 a month
get US $10 monthly.
. Critics fear that the scheme may make beneficia dependent on government largesse. However, iats minister G L Peris maintains that scheme's aim is "to promott reliance on the basis of nurturuss savings habit and the developubm income generating self-employment".
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