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* Sri Lanka President says no to salary increase to MPs and Ministers
Sat, Aug 4, 2018, 08:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena responding to reports of a proposal to increase salaries of parliamentarians and ministers has stressed that he will not approve any increase in salaries of the legislators.

The President, said although it has been reported that the decision was made to increase the salaries of the MPs and ministers by the consent of all the party leaders, it should be submitted to the cabinet for approval and he would not allow it.

"I will not allow to increase salaries of MPs and ministers, not even five cents," he said.

President Sirisena said that he had worked to increase the salaries and allowances of Members of Parliament and Ministers time to time over the past three years but he had firmly rejected proposals to increase his salary as the President.

"It is no way appropriate to increase the salaries of the MPs and ministers when measures are being taken to resolve a number of economic problems of the people including the rising cost of living," he said.

President Sirisena made these remarks participating in the opening of the Polonnaruwa Market Complex built under the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa development program this afternoon (04) in Polonnaruwa.

The Market Complex was built at a cost of Rs. 64 million to replace the trading stalls that had to be removed to pave the way for the construction of the four-lane road in the Polonnaruwa town.

Polonnaruwa Mayor Chanaka Ranasinghe, Chairman of the Thamankaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha Premasiri Munasinghe and Chairman of the Traders Association Aruna Basnayake were also present at the opening.

 

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