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* Salaries of public servants to go up from this month - Finance Ministry
Wed, Jan 9, 2019, 12:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance says the basic salary of public servants will be raised by an amount between Rs. 2500 and Rs. 10,000 from this month.

The basic salary of the lowest grade employee of the state service will be increased by 2500 rupees from this month and the salary of the highest grade will be increased by Rs. 10,000, the Ministry says.

The government granted a Rs. 10,000 allowance to public employees in the year 2015 and the allowance was adjusted to include in the base salary from 2016 to 2020.

Accordingly, as a step of the adjustment, the basic salary of public servants was to be increased by an amount from 2500 to 10,000 rupees from January 2019.

The final step in raising the salaries of state employees will be carried out in January 2020 and the basic salary will again be increased by an amount in between 2500-10000 rupees, the Finance Ministry said.


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