ECONOMYNEXT – SrI Lanka’s state salaries has been raised in recent years and will go up further in 2020, especially in executive grades, finance minister Mangala Samaraweera has said.
Sri Lanka’s taxes have been raised sharply under so-called ‘revenue based fiscal consolidation’ but spending has also gone up.
Sri Lanka has raised the pensionable salaries of state workers in recent years.
On some executive grades salaries will be sharply raised from 2020, Minister Samaraweera has said.
In 2014 a total of 567 billion rupees was paid as pensions and salaries or 53 percent of taxes. By 2018, the salary and pension bill has gone up by 45 percent to 821 billion rupees.
Tax revenues had gone up by 63 percent in the same period. Salaries and pensions as a share of revenue had fallen slightly to 47.9 percent by 2018.
In 2019, however tax revenues have been hit by monetary instability and a currency collapse which was worsened by a political crisis in the second half of 2018.
Sri Lanka’s Attorney General is to get up to 685,000 rupees, senior judges 530,000 rupees, a senior professor 455,000 rupees, medical specialists 300,000 rupees.
|Designation||Basic Salary of 2006||All inclusive Salary in 2020|
|State Counsel||Rs.28,095||Rs. 363,000|
|Attorney General||Rs.67,000||Rs. 685,300|
|Sri Lanka Judicial Service||Rs.28,740||Rs. 360,503|
|High Court Judges||Rs.54,285||Rs. 530,750|
|Amateur Lecturer||Rs.27,775||Rs. 155,220|
|Senior Professor||Rs.67,100||Rs. 455,944|
|Office employee Service – UGC Non Academic||Rs.14,150||Rs. 52,391|
|Secretary – UGC||Rs.54,145||Rs.226,420|
|Sri Lanka Engineering Service||Rs.22,935||Rs.90,415|
|Director General Engineering Services||Rs.42,390||Rs.151,300|
|Inspector General of Police||Rs.42,390||Rs.199,750|
|Office employee Service||Rs.11,730||Rs.34,550|