District secretaries say that the payment of five thousand rupees is being carried out successfully by following the health guidelines. Accordingly, more than 25 thousand Samurdhi families in the Galle district have been provided the payment. Galle district secretary Shantha Weerasinghe said that the 5,000 rupee payment were also provided to the low income families and the persons who have lost their income due to covid pandemic. More than 29 thousand Samurdhi beneficiaries have been given this payment in the Puttalam district. Acting district secretary Ravindra Wickremasinghe said that there 63 thousand Samurdhi families in the Puttalam district. The five thousand rupee payment were also provided to the people in Moneragala, Vanunia and Ampara districts.