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::

* Coalition party of Sri Lankan government proposes 40% increase in basic salary for public employees
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 08:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 02, Colombo: The National Freedom Front (NFF), a coalition party of the Sri Lankan government today has suggested the government to increase the salary of the public sector employees by 40 percent in the 2015 budget.

The party suggests increasing the basic salary by 40 percent while all other allowances given to employees remain unchanged.

Addressing a press conference held in the NFF headquarters in Battaramulla, party politburo member and former minister Piyasiri Wijenayake said that the party would submit this proposal to the President to be considered at the upcoming budget proposals.

He also said that the salary structures proposed by the salary commission appointed in 2006 were not sufficient to match the present day cost of living.

Wijenayake pointed out that during the eight years since the salary commission last increased the basic salary to Rs. 11,730 in 2006, the consumer prices have risen 100 percent.

The NFF member also requested the government to take measures to eliminate salary anomalies in the public sector services.

Speaking against the government's latest policy of hiring people to state-owned institutions such as Ceylon Electricity Board, and Sri Lanka Telecom through manpower agencies, Wijenayake said the government should immediately stop the practice that enriches the manpower agencies.

He pointed out that the employees recruited through the manpower agencies do not receive government benefits and their future is uncertain since the manpower agencies are chosen by a tender process and the agency changes from year to year.

The party also called on the government to make temporary employees who have been employed for over 180 days permanent.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian PM thanks Sri Lankan President for fishermen release
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to reduce prices of imported ric
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to return more LTTE-possessed gold jewellery to rightful owners in North
-- [8 hours ago]
Russia agrees to import fish products from Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
No LTTE 'Mahavir Day' celebrations allowed in Sri Lanka - Military Spokesman
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President calls on SAARC nations to join forces against external threats
Another Sri Lanka ruling party MP joins opposition
UNP General Secretary will not crossover to government, pledges to support common candidate
MDMK leader celebrates Sri Lanka's slain terrorist leader's 60th birth anniversary
Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist group promotes racial and religious violence against minorities - UN report

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.