Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister S. B. Dissanayake stated that all officers in the Samurdhi scheme are entitled to receive an instant Rs. one million (Rs. 10Lakh) loan from the Samurdhi Fund. The Samurdhi Fund has exceeded Rs. 100 billion and all the Samurdhi officers can obtain a Rs. 1 million soft loan.
Samurdhi officers can utilise this soft loan for house constructions, other development activities or to settle a loan, which they have already obtained.