Nothing wrong in increasing allowances to MPs: Daya Gamage

28 March 2016 08:43 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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There was nothing wrong in increasing the allowances given to Members of Parliament, Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage has said.


Addressing a gathering in Ampara recently, the Minister said an MP currently gets an allowance of Rs. 50,000 and it was hardly sufficient to meet the expenses as an MP.


“I too get an allowance, even for fuel, but I have told Parliament authorities, to credit all my allowances to the account of Daya Sarana Trust. Even Ms. Anoma Gamage’s allowances go for the trust through which we help needy children and engage in various other social and charity works,” the Minister said.


“I can afford to live without an increment as I am wealthy, but not all MPs are wealthy and they need funds for their activities and they have to spend some money even to attend Parliament sessions,” he added. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Ajja Tuesday, 29 March 2016 08:49 AM

    Baila thamai..... via DM Android App

    Jeevester Tuesday, 29 March 2016 08:51 AM

    Everything is wrong with increasing allowances as you all come to serve the citizens of the country Mr Minister.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:03 AM

    If you are wealthy and if you say "nothing wrong in increasing the allowances", then why don't you be gracious on behalf of 20m population and pay it out of your wealth. We the public are not interested in providing any further comforts for the legislatures of this country bcos in return we have been basically robbed and cheated and this is happening everyday.

    Manuel Benjamin Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:07 AM

    Daya, people have more problems than your allowances. People are starving and you guys talking to increase your allowances, funny.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:08 AM

    You are talking nonesones Hon. Minister.

    Gamini Tuesday, 29 March 2016 09:20 AM

    You folks don't deserve any raises because you're their to serve the public, The money can be allocated to uplift the living standards of the poor in rural Sri Lanka.


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