08 April 2020 – Cabinet approves order for essential food items to be provided at concessionary rates to low income and vulnerable families/persons

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Secretaries to the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Administration, Provincial Secretaries, District Secretaries.

Overview: Circular dated 30/03/2020 for the provision of essential food items at concessionary rates to low income and vulnerable families / persons and allowances was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on 08/04/2020
Full details here: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Circular-30-03-2020-and-subsequent-instructions.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Impression from news media
Evidence/Justification: Relief required by poorer social groups who have lost their livelihoods