Allowances of local politicians increased

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The allowances paid to members of all local government bodies including Pradeshiya Sabhas and Urban Councils will be increased, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister A.L.M. Athaullah informed parliament today.


Accordingly, the allowance of Pradeshiya Sabha members would be increased from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 15,000 and the allowance paid to a Vice Chairman would be increased from Rs 6500 to Rs. 20, 000. A Chairman’s allowance would be increased from Rs. 10, 000 to Rs. 25, 000.


The allowance paid to urban councilors would be increased from Rs. 7000 to Rs. 20, 000 and the allowance paid to a UC Vice Chairman would be increased from Rs. 10, 000 to Rs. 25, 000 while the allowance of a chairman would be increased from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000.

 

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  • Prakash Saturday, 15 November 2014 06:46 PM

    all this is just to get re-elected.The gullible Sri Lankans will fall for these gimmicks and finally they will be in square one once again.Open your eyes and take the bold step to get out of the mire.

    citizen Saturday, 15 November 2014 07:35 PM

    Workers even going on strike will receive tear gas.For politicians it is just serving themselves. via DM Android App

    Sunil Mohan Saturday, 15 November 2014 08:28 PM

    its ultimately tax payers money to be used against the same to buy pol and gul

    Prasannajit Saturday, 15 November 2014 08:45 PM

    All are having a jolly good time at the expense of the poor masses who cannot even open up their mouths.

    tony Saturday, 15 November 2014 10:20 PM

    THAT WAS COMING WHEN ALLOWANCES WERE GIVEN TO GOVT SERVANTS. POLITICIANS WILL HELP THEMSELVES SUMPTIOUSLY

    p.chandadasa Monday, 17 November 2014 11:53 AM

    What bout poor electors who are taxed to pay for a set of parasites.

    Lankaboy Saturday, 15 November 2014 02:26 PM

    Probabaly we will here soon about huge increament for Parlimentarians and presidents..How much is the increament for public and public servants.. ? none? its like only politicians are living in this country and country is run for politicians ..bullshit

    Azee Saturday, 15 November 2014 02:36 PM

    Yes yes they should be well looked after as they are rendering great service after much sacrifice. via DM Android App

    OMG Saturday, 15 November 2014 03:07 PM

    Of course, their services are inevitable for winning the election.

    karigalan Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:28 PM

    make it RS 50,000 pmAnd tell them not to touch public money


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