Govt. needs time to solve salary issue: MR

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By Sandun A.Jayasekera

The government needs time to grant the demands made by University academics for a salary increase in less than six months after budgetary salary increase for public servants and may pose problems for the government, President Mahinda Rajapaksa observed today. 
President Rajapaksa made these observations when he met vice chancellors and deans to discuss the salary increase demands by university academics at Temple Trees.

“The government has acted respectfully on the issue with university academics. The government would pay attention to reduce the time frame needed to purchase a duty free vehicle by university academics and other benefits,” President Rajapaksa stressed.

If trade unions adhere to the non-confrontational and non-violent strategies accepted to the democratic way life, they can win their demands from any government, he said.

Commenting on the dispute, President Rajapaksa said certain opposition political parties are using the issue to create a confrontation between the government and the university academics but the government would was not ready to bow down to undue pressure.

  Comments - 21

  • Cynic Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:27 AM

    How come no time is required to provide benefits to magodis thumas.

    spark Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:58 AM

    Practice what you preach.

    R.Dias Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:47 AM


    Modaya Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:06 AM

    What I understand from the news is that the university teachers are demanding for the implementation of the salary proposal mutually agreed with the government in 2008 (three years ago). So, why the government need another six months to study the same issue again???

    Wimal_Modawansa Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:23 AM

    Agreed.If we can't resolve issues ,Even after a lapse of two years after the war is over.How can we resolve tsalaqry issue immediately?

    Jalba Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:39 AM

    but with no time you decided to provide salary increments to your henchmen of corporations!!!

    Guru Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:45 AM

    Rabbish. Just excuses.

    kalakanniya Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:43 AM


    Indika Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:32 AM

    Everybody put hands up for that. No party differences in that. Not even JVP !!!!

    das Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:43 AM

    How many more years are needed?

    The Judge Wednesday, 25 May 2011 02:25 AM

    Cut down the Tamashas, and pay the University Teacher a decent salary in line with international standards. Mind you they are academically qualified unlike the MP's, who are not even graduates.

    upl Wednesday, 25 May 2011 02:49 AM

    Take time and subside the issue !!

    Hisham Tuesday, 24 May 2011 12:37 PM

    If you stop corruption @ all levels in government departments, You can achieve this easily.

    Saman Friday, 27 May 2011 03:30 AM

    Yes Need time for this. But for thamashas OK, yes, Now itself. From where he got 900 million * another 1600 million for Leadership Training [in camps] not in [campus]

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 24 May 2011 01:02 PM

    It show the efficiency of the team.

    Don Tuesday, 24 May 2011 12:49 PM

    asking for more time to solve problems as usual!

    raj Wednesday, 25 May 2011 04:02 AM

    may be as usual, you can nominate a commission to pass time.

    nipuna seneviratne Tuesday, 24 May 2011 02:38 PM

    For MP's and the rest of politicos and to grant them duty free vehicles will need no time....
    What a funny state ....

    siva li Tuesday, 24 May 2011 04:01 PM

    broken pros.

    Banda Tuesday, 24 May 2011 03:48 PM

    I am happy for the ones who voted in for MR, let you enjoy the fruits of your votes

    Rufus Norton Tuesday, 24 May 2011 03:58 PM

    How come Govt. Corporation bosses' salaries were doubled quite quickly and there was no time problem?

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