Circular issued to pay Rs 2500 monthly interim allowance to all public officials

May 22, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry said all public sector employees will be paid a special interim monthly allowance of 2500 rupees effective from July 01, 2019 as proposed in the Budget.

A circular in this regard has already been issued by the Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management with the consent of the Treasury to all secretaries to ministries, Chief Provincial Secretaries and the Heads of Departments.

Though this new interim allowance is paid to public officials from July 2019, the payment of Cost of Living allowance of 7800 rupees will be continued in the future too.