Sri Lanka, April 6 -- The government will pay the promised Rs.1000 salary to all estate workers from April, said the Minister of Plantations, Ramesh Pathirana in the Parliament.

Minister said that all plantation companies are legally obliged to pay this Rs. 1,000 to the estate workers.

For the first time in history, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has allocated Rs. 1.5 billion from the budget for plantation industries and export crops including tea, rubber, and coconut.

The government has taken steps to provide drought relief to all those who submitted applications to the Tea Small Holdings Development Authority last year, said the Plantation Minister.

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