No final decision on salary hike yet: Speaker

3 August 2018 05:18 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today there was no final decision on the proposed salary hike to ministers and MPs though some have suggested that salaries should be increased in line with the salary scales of senior judicial officers.

He said he had referred this matter to Parliament Secretary General Dammika Dasanayake to check it out and make recommendations.

The Speaker said the salaries of MPs and ministers were increased in line with the salary hike given to senior judicial officers on a resolution passed in Parliament on March 11, 2006.

“A decision as to whether or not salaries should be increased has to be made by the party leaders. It will be possible to allow the MPs to voice their opinion on the matter,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Sunil Friday, 03 August 2018 06:09 PM

    The plot is quite obvious. The salaries of these morons are linked to the salaries of legal personnel. So when they want their salaries increased they will first increase the salaries of the judiciary. Fattening themselves on the blood of the people.

    Mandy Friday, 03 August 2018 08:22 PM

    Not morons - they know what they are doing. They are parasites.

    Arthur Friday, 03 August 2018 06:19 PM

    There can be absolutely no justification for an increase. How can anyone compare these MP's with any judicial officers, senior or junior

    moda vahallu Saturday, 04 August 2018 01:32 PM

    Oh c'mon shouldnt we reward the MPs who have not even passed OLs...the likes of Wimal Weeraya who could penalise the CJ of a country...Of the 225 expect for a few, otgers should all be sent home at the next elections...NEVER to come back...

    Jayantha Friday, 03 August 2018 06:53 PM

    Wow. this because it was leak to entire sri lanka So now they wil do hide and sick

    Buddhi Perera Friday, 03 August 2018 07:10 PM

    Who brought up this proposal?

    Sofia Friday, 03 August 2018 08:24 PM

    Today TV News said Dinesh G of JO proposed it. He did this purposely to discredit government.

    shawn Friday, 03 August 2018 07:27 PM

    selfish, ungraeful ruling party politicians,tax people of the country to the last drop of their earnings and use them for self enjoyment

    Summa Friday, 03 August 2018 07:36 PM

    HaHaHa....not yet ?? Where's the 'people's voice' now ?? They know they'll be there forever, with us idiots making them ALL come back again !! Guys, time to think, think wisely !!

    Sambo Friday, 03 August 2018 07:53 PM

    You politicians should be really ashamed of your selves if you are going in for a pay rise at a situation like this.

    Human Resource Consultant Friday, 03 August 2018 09:00 PM

    There should be One day Wage Deduction from the Salary and all allowance when these Respected People Sleep in the parliament.

    Ajja Saturday, 04 August 2018 01:19 PM

    These Ministers and MP's are Blood suckers of poor people should be thrashed like the Mosquitoes.

    Lanka Saturday, 04 August 2018 06:24 PM

    This topic should not even be a topic! They should be ashamed to even "discuss" such a topic when the poor masses are struggling to make ends meet!

    philip Saturday, 04 August 2018 06:44 PM

    bunch of robbers robbing poor peoples money

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