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‘I will’t give you the money for my treatment’: A Sri Lankan granny’s monthly charges

What’s your money value? A series from the front line of the payment-of-residing disaster, where those which were hit exhausting part their monthly costs.

Title: Jacintha Fonseka

Age: 55

Occupation: Domestic employee

Lives with: Husband Nishantha Garusinghe, 51, and granddaughters Thisuni Dinethma, 11, and Dimagi Hithmini, seven

Lives in: A 26.8sq-metre (289.3sq-foot) house in Kelaniya, a mostly working-class suburb of Sri Lanka’s govt and judicial capital, Colombo.

Monthly household earnings: 33,000 Sri Lankan rupees ($89.34). The minimum monthly earnings wanted by a household in the district where they live is $162, according to Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics.

Whole costs for the month: 32,700 rupees ($88.53)

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