Public sector employees to receive pay hike
[TamilNet, Friday, 10 September 2004, 00:05 GMT]
Public sector employees will be given a substantial salary increase in the
maiden budget of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) scheduled to be
presented on November 12 this year, said UPFA media spokesman and Media
Minister Mr. Mangala Samaraweera addressing post -Cabinet press briefing
He added his government has no intention of giving interim allowance to
public sector employees as done in past but would announce an increase in
their salary structure.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), a major constituent party of the UPFA
government, demanded that the government should reveal its
decision on the salary increase in advance without waiting till the Budget day,
Some government leaders have speculated that the salary increase would be
in the range of three thousand rupees to five thousand rupees.