The government has decided to extend the time period for the payment of Saubagya covid 19 Punaruda relief loan instalmment by another three months Accordingly the six months grace period will be increased up to 9 months. The government has introduced this relief loan programme to uplift the small and medium scale entrepreneurs who have suffered from the covid 19 pandemic. This is programme is being implemented under the advice of the President Gotabhaya Rajapakse and the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse.
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