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Increase rations and other allowances for the Armed Forces

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 23, 2019 19:08

Increase rations and other allowances for the Armed Forces

The nod of the Treasury has been received to increase the rations and other allowances of the Armed Forces. The increases concerned will be effective from the first of July. The Finance Ministry said that no increments of many of these allowances had been made for the last 20 year period.
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera gave a pledge in this year’s budget that the allowances paid to all officers and other ranks within the Armed Forces will be increased. Accordingly the ration allowance of officers was increased to 23,231 from last January in addition to their salaries. The monthly ration of those in other ranks was increased up to19,350 rupees.
In addition the rent allowance granted to members of the Armed Forces will also be doubled. The Commando allowance of similar officers in the Naval and Air Forces will be increased from 1000 rupees to 5000 rupees. The Treasury has approved the daily paid wellbeing benefits allowance and the uniform allowance paid to all ranks.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 23, 2019 19:08