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* Sri Lankan government spends Rs. 140 billion annually to pay allowances to state employees
Fri, May 23, 2014, 07:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 23, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka says that it spends Rs. 140 billion annually to pay allowances due to the public sector employees.

Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama has told parliament that there are 1,040,746 state employees and the Rs. 140 billion is spent on allowances granted since 2005 till 2014.

This fact was stated in response to a question presented by United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayaka.

The Deputy Minister has stated that salaries of all state employees were evaluated in 2006 and the minimum wage was increased from Rs. 7,900 to Rs. 11,730.

He has added that the government since 2005 had increased allowances paid to state sector employees in the annual budgets.

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