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* Finance Minister objects to purported salary hikes for ministers, MPs
Fri, Aug 3, 2018, 11:27 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera said he was not aware of any proposal to increase the salaries of Parliamentarians and Ministers and he is against such a step.

Responding to journalists at a media briefing held at the Finance Ministry yesterday, Minister Samaraweera said he is against increasing any one's salary at this time.

"Not only for politicians, I am against raising salaries of any person at this time. This is not a time to give pay raises, I do not know about a salary increase for the ministers. We did not discuss such a proposal at the cabinet meeting," he said.

He said that such increases in salaries need the Treasury's approval and he would not approve the measure to go ahead with a pay raise for Parliamentarians and Ministers.

 

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