Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka doctors' union opposes training at state hospitals for private medical college students
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
U.S. State Department announces 2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration
-- [9 hours ago]
Emir of Qatar to visit Sri Lanka next month
Sri Lanka Navy seizes 1.7 kilograms of gold hidden in a dingy
Union Bank appointed as Primary Dealer in Sri Lankan government securities
Sri Lanka Muslim Council expresses concern over extremist monk's threats
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rejects petition to halt deportation of asylum seekers
Sampanthan to lead Sri Lanka Tamil party political group
Sri Lankan police officer assaulted a girl in public suspended
Sri Lankan government decides to shorten Grade 5 scholarship examination from next year

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.