Govt to increase salaries by Rs.5000-Ravi

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The main opposition UNP today revealed that through the forthcoming Budget, which is to be presented in Parliament on Friday (25), the government is reportedly expected to increase the salaries of public servants by Rs. 5000.


Addressing a media conference in Colombo, Party Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake said the government is going to give more concessions to the public through the forthcoming budget, targeting the Presidential election.

Mr. Karunanayake said a future UNP Government would increase the salaries of public servants by Rs.10,000 in contrast to the salary increment of Rs.5000 which the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government is expected offer in the October 24 Budget; a Rs.2,500 increment for pensioners, reduction on the price of petrol by Rs.50 a litre and diesel by Rs.15 a litre so as to bring down transport fares by 20 per cent.


“The UNP will give farmers a guaranteed price of Rs.50 a kilo for paddy, Rs.80 a kilo for potatoes and onions and allocate six per cent of the GDP for higher education and 4.5 per cent for general education,” he said.


Mr. Karunanayake said all these concessions would be given by reducing unwanted expenses spent on Mihin Lanka, SriLankan airlines and by bringing down 


Also Mr. Karunanayake said a future UNP government would bring down interest rates by 2 per cent.


“Our  policy is to come up with realistic concessions unlike this government which puts Rs.100 into one pocket and takes away Rs.1,000 from the other,” he  said adding that Friday’s Budget would be election oriented with a host of unrealistic concessions. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)

 

 

 

 

 

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  • cheers Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:56 PM

    UNP offering 10,000 still will not be able to win the masses

    Henry Fernando Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:15 PM

    What about the retired private sector employees who are not entitled to a pension but are dependant on fixed deposit interest the rates of which have been reduced by approximately 50%.

    foolish SL Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:24 PM

    Govnmt thoughts for increment to hood wink the masses for the election gimmicks: 1st year : RS. 500.- 2year : Rs. 500.- 3year Rs 500.- 4year Rs 500.- 5year Rs 500.-total increment 5 years - Rs. 2500.-Election again after 5 years, no balance increment with another set of foolish bonanza for the masses, Firstly the masses are bloody idiots,,,stupid.

    Ranil Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:45 PM

    How about other goverment services like Satosa,Peoples bank,CTB,Railway are you going to close them to make money to give the said concession.

    Devaka Thursday, 23 October 2014 05:16 AM

    Ravi did you forget your coat and tie?

    max Thursday, 23 October 2014 05:07 PM

    Reducing interest rates by 2%. interest rates are fixed by the market so how can you intervene? So cost of funds to be controlled by the UNP....wishful thinking. if the central banks cost of funds is "X" UNP is going to offer it at X-2%. So who is going to pay the difference - tax payer through long term debt.

    SAN Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:21 PM

    YES, MINISTER RAVI, WE APPRECIATE YOU, AS UNP ALWAYS DID THE BEST, SURE YOU WILL REDUCES THE PETROL SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR LONG TIME, GOOD LUCKWE NEED GOOD REDUCTION ON FOODSKEEP IT UP. VOTE FOR UNPS

    ramesh Wednesday, 22 October 2014 04:59 PM

    looks like stepping for another 10 years in opposition good luck with the plan UNP

    Azee Thursday, 23 October 2014 07:32 AM

    Only public servants have to survive the rest of the population to continue to suffer via DM Android App

    Channa Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:26 PM

    Auction has begun!Await for more bargaining from the two parties.

    udarath Friday, 24 October 2014 06:42 AM

    my SOM research can give foresight to raise salary

    Devaka Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:17 AM

    Ravi did you forget your coat and tie?

    rangaw Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:07 PM

    aas sad

    dimuthu Wednesday, 22 October 2014 06:49 PM

    What can you offer for the Expats. Give something special to children.


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