Wage hike only from 2011

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The government says that following discussions with public sector trade unions, a new formula will be created afterwhich a public sector wage hike will only be introduced next year. 

Acting Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama made these remarks while presenting the budget speech in parliament a short while ago.

  Comments - 31

  • Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:22 AM

    Some erstwhle supporters pretend to have forgotten the promises made by UPFA during the presidential elections that a wage hike of Rs. 2500.- will be given to public sector this year. The voter buffalos decided that the 2500 promised by the UPFA is more likely than the Rs.10,000.- hike promised by the oppositon. So now, it has turned out to be another broken promise and so called patriotic voters appear to have been taken for a right royal ride as usual. Serves them right.

    Ranjan Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:23 AM

    Then why did He promise Rs 2500 salary hike?

    adam Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:33 AM

    All lazy public sector workers have ever thought of creasing their productivity? ,then why only salary increase. First improve the quality of service you provide before asking salary increment.

    Sunil Lanka Thursday, 01 July 2010 07:53 AM

    For Govt. SUBA ANAGATHAYAK has come. For people it would be in BALAGIRI mode

    Wijewardena Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:37 AM

    Local boy, you are a government supporter?

    pissu pusa 2012 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:00 PM

    Elakiri.........budget 2.5Bn$ IMF loan where these moneys goes????? poor servent going to pay the high price...

    Mohamed Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:13 PM

    Ha! Ha! Ha1 Keep the good work. The people who voted against this govt knew what is forthcoming after the General elections.

    Wasantha Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:37 AM

    Is it reasonable government unions take such a unilateral decision without consulting other unions?.

    Neville Fernando Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:58 AM

    People never learn, they are treated as fools with false promises by our politicians and they will fall for them always.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:35 PM

    Hogwash! This is equal to the earlier promise (empty). Zero will come out of this declaration.

    local boy Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:59 AM

    you are wrong mate, I am supporter of nation.

    dagobert Wednesday, 30 June 2010 05:08 AM

    What promises............ Its time to tighten our belts all over the world..............................

    Demanding an increase at this juncture are those gembas living in a well.

    Kersra Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:58 PM

    During Presidential election HE Rajapaksa promised the pay hike. HOW WE CAN BELIEVE HIM and the GOV.
    False promises and telling lies,this can not go for ever.

    Man B Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:42 PM

    if price increases 75% salary increases only around 10%.
    why GOSL cant understand this.please reduce the corruption then prices will come down automatically.

    ANIL Wednesday, 30 June 2010 05:56 AM

    MAJORITY OF THE SRI LANKANS ARE EDUCATED FOOLS.
    WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THE REALITY. THATS WHY THE GOVERNMENT PROMISING ONE THING TO GET THE VOTES AND DO THE OPPOSITE WHEN THEY GET THE POWER.

    Elaris Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:25 PM

    Wellcome news for those 80% of the government servants who voted for the People's Alliance.

    jamis Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:51 PM

    public sector have become a burdon to the rest of the population why dont we let the public sector go under and not worrie about salary hikes at all.

    MAHINDA PERIS Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:07 AM

    each time the president goes abroad he charters a sri lankan flight

    who is footing the bill?????

    jamis Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:54 PM

    how about someone bribe you to keep quite?

    BUGGER Tuesday, 29 June 2010 09:44 AM

    What about the salary increase promised during the election

    malkanthi Tuesday, 29 June 2010 09:52 AM

    Well done! Please implement after a general strike!

    pissu pusa Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:02 AM

    Ela kiri..!! Here we go..!!

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:08 AM

    The Formula, the scapegoat!

    Senior Citizen Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:08 AM

    Another broken promise under various pretexts.

    Ravana Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:26 AM

    That promise was made to the same people who expected rice from the MOON !

    BURGER Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:27 AM

    No one from the ruling party promised a salary increase during election period. It is the Opposition who promised to give Rs. 10,000.

    SUMINA Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:30 AM

    LIKE WAITING FOR GODOT ?

    PARAMANATHAN.K Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:43 AM

    Salary increment for the public servants is a long overdue. They should have been awarded good increment at least last year. This is one of the main reason that the government departments have become highly corrupted and inefficient.

    Yohan Tuesday, 29 June 2010 09:22 PM

    While the budget is read, the Finance Minister/President leaves the country?

    Jagath Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:59 AM

    Good for the public sector emplyees who voted hands down to elect this Govt.

    local boy Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:12 AM

    I can't understand why government can not bring down prices of essential goods even after the war ?


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