Salary scales of MPs to be discussed next: Ranil

21 September 2016 07:44 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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After the announcement of salaries and other allowances for chairmen and members of the independent commissions, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament today, the salary scales of MPs had to be talked about next.

However, he said the government would not talk about it at this hour.

"We are not talking about it now. We will move on to it next," he said.

Making his remarks on the motion for the provision of salaries and allowances for those serving in the independent commissions, he said the government set up these bodies in keeping with pledges made to the people at the election.

The members of the Joint Opposition started making catcalls while he was speaking. In response to them, he said those shouting had been alarmed today because the government established such commissions for good governance in the country.

He said there was no influence on the Judiciary today.

"Judges do not get telephone calls with orders today," he said.

Likewise, he said politicians could not interfere with appointments in the public service. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

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  • rosebud Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:24 AM

    However commission culture is still prevalent. No change to that. via DM Android App

    Ravi Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:33 AM

    Before increasing MP s salaries develop the country.

    kevinlasagne Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:08 AM

    I feel sick listening to this person and politicians.why cant they ever think of deveoping this nation rather than thinking of their own personal welfare?Its a tragedy...

    Votet Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:42 AM

    Think not about the IMF but about the voter and rid the VAT and bring down drastically the cost of living. This is the worst regime the country is experiencing. Nothing for the countrymen only burdens and all comforts to the parliamentarians via DM Android App

    hiran Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:46 AM

    better pay them at least 1Mn a month as salary. even if half of them stop robbing the saving will be billions for the country... via DM Android App


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