State Minister Kanaka Herath is confident that the economy will be diligently managed in 2022.
The State Minister addressing media in Pinnawala said the new package of relief granted by the Minister of Finance is crucial to the people.
The State Minister said state workers and all public workers who receive pensions were granted a Rs.5,000 increment while the import levy on medicine and essential items was lifted and the Samurdhi benefit was increased by Rs.1,000.
He claimed that with the rise in the cost of living such increases are commendable and expressed his gratitude to the Finance Minister for reaching such a decision.
State Minister Herath said this is merely the beginning of the government’s efforts.