Pay hike for entire Sri Lankan public sector

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan government said it will appoint a special commission to examine and increase public sector salaries and to remove salary anomalies that have led to strikes recently.

The finance ministry announced the government has decided to appoint a Special Salaries Commission to make necessary recommendation to increase the salaries of the entire public sector staff.

The aim is to do away salary anomalies that were reported in certain public sector institutions like the Railway Department, a statement said.

The Cabinet of Ministers Tuesday approved the salaries commission on a recommendation made by Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera.

“The salaries commission will pay its attention and make an in-depth study on the provisions of the existing circulars dealing with payment of salaries and other  allowances paid to public sector employees,” the statement said.

It will make recommendations to the government within the next two months.

The government, based on the recommendation of the salaries commission, will introduce a new salary structure to increase the salaries of all public servants and remove the reported salary anomalies that exist in certain government institutions, the statement said.
(COLOMBO, 13 August, 2018)

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