'Make pension scheme similar to MP’s'

13 June 2011 07:30 am - 33     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The main opposition UNP today requested the government to come out with a new pension scheme similar to the scheme which is given to members of Parliament.

UNP Spokesman and MP Gayantha Karunatilleke said there should be a government funded scheme instead of the present private sector pension scheme. He said it should be a scheme where the workers would get the benefit until thy die. (YP)

  Comments - 33

  • Lanka Putra Monday, 13 June 2011 01:28 PM

    Nothing is not practical for MPPs. But everything is not practical for working class

    peter Monday, 13 June 2011 01:45 PM

    pension system for MPs' are unfair and wrong .now JVP can stick to that as their demand

    Amal Perera Monday, 13 June 2011 01:59 PM

    Then the Nonsense Fund should not have been proposed. End of the story!!!

    DN Monday, 13 June 2011 03:51 PM

    Why only the pension scheme. How about a salary scheme similar to MP's

    Bumba Monday, 13 June 2011 04:02 PM

    The working class should get a pension better that the MP as they have to toil for their bread.

    I Hussein Monday, 13 June 2011 07:45 AM

    Thats a smart suggestion.

    Cynic Monday, 13 June 2011 07:45 AM

    Wow! A pension after completing 5 years?

    Jalba Monday, 13 June 2011 07:47 AM

    yes that is a good idea!!!

    Rosh Monday, 13 June 2011 07:45 AM

    This is very good Proposal.

    Wara Monday, 13 June 2011 07:56 AM

    Knowing that they are not coming to power in near future, they trying to mess the things and putting fuel to the fire. We saw what you try to do the the pension in the short period of 2 1/2 yrs or your period.

    INDI Monday, 13 June 2011 08:06 AM

    Look who's talking !!!

    dilan Monday, 13 June 2011 08:39 AM

    WOW we all are MP's now....Will UNP keep this pension scheme if they are in power?

    amawaka n Monday, 13 June 2011 08:39 AM

    MP's pension scheme is a mess or not ?

    Wara Monday, 13 June 2011 08:49 AM

    Proposal is good. Is it practical ?? Remember our expected lifetime going up. Can we bare ??

    simple mind Monday, 13 June 2011 08:55 AM

    Who brought up the pension issue in the 1st place, was it the opposition? Does your comment mean that the working class should not get the same benefits as the non working MP's.

    Rupesinghe Monday, 13 June 2011 09:04 AM

    Trying hard to mess the government.

    bel theray Monday, 13 June 2011 09:05 AM

    Here we have a good bowler bearing to withstand MP's burden !!!!!?

    Hash Monday, 13 June 2011 09:21 AM

    Aother one for the gallery

    Wara Monday, 13 June 2011 09:40 AM

    It's totally mess. But no objection from so called "people's opposition" even !!

    Wara Monday, 13 June 2011 09:46 AM

    Problem is opposition proposing impracticable proposals. They remember all these only when in opposition. That's my issue.

    nanda Monday, 13 June 2011 09:47 AM

    of course they are not getting. Practically it cannot be implemented.
    Very clear....

    Mohommed Monday, 13 June 2011 09:58 AM

    A pension scheme to private sector using government funds? O..h, poor government! We don't pay taxes. Government survives mainly on indirect taxes. We don't have a big tax base too. We don't have a big population as India and China do. But, still government spend big amounts on free education and free health too. Then, how is it possible to pay a pension to private sector employee using government funds.

    Musthafa Monday, 13 June 2011 10:04 AM


    Aru Monday, 13 June 2011 10:26 AM

    Good show Gayantha. Sri Lanka needs more people like you.

    prasanna Monday, 13 June 2011 10:23 AM

    Or make it other way round. Means, amend the pension scheme for MP's as proposed for the private sector employees. Will you accept this challenge Mr. MP.

    Dinithi Monday, 13 June 2011 10:24 AM

    From whose money will the new pension will be paid out? Borrowed money? Printed money? 100% taxes on goods? When you present proposals show the means of financing it as well?

    dilan Monday, 13 June 2011 11:23 AM

    Good idea....

    Economist Monday, 13 June 2011 11:31 AM

    The government needs to come up with a superannuation policy in which all those working will have a separate fund which cannot be touched until they reach retirement or disability. The fund should be managed by private institutions such as banks and employees should have the right to choose what the funds should invest in, thus making them more aware of the SL economy and promoting it to be a global leader - RATHER than relying on politician's promises.

    FernandoM Monday, 13 June 2011 11:29 AM

    This silly idea from the UNPO Opposition Spokesman sounds great. But does he realise that this kind of folly will lead to bankruptcy of future generations. Does he want to bequeath to our children such a burden. The fact is pensions have to be paid for, and it has to be the responsibility of each one of us to save for our retirement. There is no 'fairy god mother' who can wave a magic wand and provide pensions. I am afraid my opinion of Mr Gayantha Karunathilleke has plummetted.

    Basil Anthony Monday, 13 June 2011 11:37 AM

    Hah ! Hah ! Haa.. that mean after five years completing with our job we too eligible for pension


    Sue Monday, 13 June 2011 12:37 PM

    What's there to mess? It's already a biiiiiiiiiig mess.

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