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* Sri Lankan government paid Rs 73.17 billion as salaries to tri-forces in 2013
Fri, Aug 8, 2014, 11:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 08, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government last year paid Rs 73.17 billion (US$ 560 million) as salaries to the members of county's tri forces.

The government had allocated Rs. 73.298 billion in the 2013 budget to pay the salaries of the members of Army, Navy and Air Force, the Chief Government Whip, Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in parliament Friday.

He was responding to a question raised by the main opposition United National Party (UNP) party Colombo District parliamentarian Sujeewa Senasinghe on the amount that had been allocated by the 2013 Budget for salaries of the tri-forces members.

When the MP Senasinghe asked whether an additional allowance was paid to the members of the tri0-forces who provided labor for performing various tasks for the beautification of Colombo city, Minister Gunawardena said that the security forces members who contributed labor and skills in the projects had not been paid anything additionally except their food allowances.

The Minister said that the government had made higher allocations of funds to the Defence Ministry for they contribute heavily for the development and protection of the country.

"Even during the times of war we allocated funds like that and it was the reason for the victory of war. We strengthen the tri forces because it would strengthen the country," he said.

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