Members of the ruling UPFA in the Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress have been approved additional allowances.
The allowance was approved following a proposal put forward by Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan.
Under the proposal, which has been approved by the council, UPFA and SLMC members will be given Rs. 40,000 as an allowance in addition to Rs. 10,000 given as fuel allowance.
However the remaining members of the EPC will only receive the Rs. 10,000 given as fuel allowance, the council members were told.
Meanwhile one SLMC member of the EPC who had objected to the additional allowance will not receive it although other SLMC members in the council will get the money. (News Now.lk)
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