The monthly salary of all government employees is going up by Rs. 2500 effective from 1 June onwards.
This is in accordance with a proposal presented in the 2019 Budget by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
According to a statement issued by the Finance Ministry, the circular relating to the salary increment was issued by the Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management with the approval of the treasury to all ministerial secretaries, provincial secretaries, and department heads
It also states that despite the increase in salary by Rs. 2500 government employees will continue to receive the cost of living allowance of Rs. 7500