The Government should introduce a formula to increase the salaries of Public and Private Sector employees every two months, in line with the fuel price increase, as people found it difficult to manage their salaries with the escalating Cost of Living, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news conference that the people were unaware of the formula to increase fuel prices and urged the Government to reveal it to the people.
He said the Government should reveal the reason behind the fuel price increase as the fuel prices had neither gone up in the world market nor the Government had introduced a new tax.
“Fuel prices in the world market had not gone up. Fluctuation in the prices by US$ cents cannot be considered a price increase. The Government is trying to justify the burden on people by hiding behind the formula on fuel prices. Fuel prices had gone up due to excessive taxes imposed by the Government,” he said.
He said prices of all commodities may go up again, including bus fares, transport costs, fishery and agricultural produce due to the fuel price increase.
“The Government has no clear economic policy. The country is engulfed in debt-trap again. The Government is selling State property rather than developing industries in the country,” he said.
Mr. Silva said the JVP had organized a protest campaign against the fuel price increase on July 16 and 17 throughout the country. (Ajith Siriwardana)
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sandun Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:16
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Econ-Mist Thursday, 12 July 2018 08:40
Hats off to Bandula also for trying to reduce to Rs. 2,500/- per month!!!
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Don't full us Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:18
Introduce to the work OUTPUT and the robbing/bribe money.
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Sofia Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:57
Petrol price not only reason for salary increase. What about main item - food. Anyway how about tying up the salary increase to productivity increase as well. You only have gallery talk because increases every two months will create havoc in the administrative process of working out salaries. Very stupid non-practical idea..
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Buddhist Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:59
How stupid is this statement! Once again JVP has proved, with all their good work, they are not mature enough to understand financial management of a country. How can the salaries be amended every two or three months? Only change that could be done is an adjustment to the cost of living allowance based on the cost of living changes. The immaturity of JVP to make such blank statements is the reason why they are unable to win the votes from the public.
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das Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:00
If only such solutions were possible.
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Warelephant Friday, 13 July 2018 07:47
Classic marxist idiotlogy: a good should only comprise of the sum of all the values of work put into producing it. However he forgot to factor in the maintenance of the CPC maintenance of petrol stations into price of oil.
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