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MPs allowances to double soon

28 November 2016 08:43 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Government was mulling an increase the office rent allowance up to Rs. 100, 000 per month each on offices maintained by 225 Members of Parliament.

The allowance for attending Parliament, which was now Rs. 500 would also be increased to Rs.2,500 for days of their attendance to Parliament meetings.

The new move has been introduced, instead of the earlier move to pay Rs.75, 000 as office rent allowance and Rs.5,000 attendance allowance for committee meetings.

The new move is due to be presented in Parliament soon by the Ministry of Parliament Affairs, it is learnt. The relevant Cabinet Memorandum had been signed by the minister on Friday according to the sources.

Accordingly a Parliamentarian is entitled for a total allowance Rs 20,000 per month on eight day’s attendance in Parliament meetings.

It is also learned that steps were being taken to increase insurance coverage offered to an MP and already negotiations have begun with an Australian Insurance Company.

When inquired about the decision to increase the MP’s allowances, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said the matter was now being considered and a decision would be taken next week about presenting it to the Cabinet.(Dayaseeli Liyanage)

  Comments - 26

  • Jay Thursday, 01 December 2016 11:47 AM

    Very good idea

    faizal Monday, 28 November 2016 09:14 AM

    Good Idea via DM Android App

    Bala Monday, 28 November 2016 09:18 AM

    When is the fleecing of the people of this country going to end - these insatiable demons want more and more. They camr to serve the country but instead grab our wealth daily.

    Indika Monday, 28 November 2016 09:19 AM

    PM, now start importing thundering

    Kaboos Monday, 28 November 2016 09:30 AM

    The PM should increase the minimum qualification of parliamentarian to G.C.E O/L,

    Kaboos Monday, 28 November 2016 09:34 AM

    How about some allowances for the voters. who are the bosses before the election.

    MADIYA Monday, 28 November 2016 09:42 AM

    Cheers! The VAT in action. Vote for the red brothers !

    lkboy Monday, 28 November 2016 09:52 AM

    We vote them with the hope they will attend parliament, with or without allowance!

    johan Monday, 28 November 2016 09:54 AM

    They have been elected to serve the people. what moreallowance do they require.Help the poorer masses with that money

    hitapangmachan Monday, 28 November 2016 10:04 AM

    what rich country via DM iOS App

    Raz Monday, 28 November 2016 10:23 AM

    JO Now show your loyalty by refusing all the perks & increased salary via DM Android App

    Maduka Monday, 28 November 2016 10:28 AM

    හුරේ... This is what our people was expecting when they voted for යහපාලනය. One more for the road!

    Ron Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:03 PM

    MR Vs MS - no difference in looting public money to politicos pocket.

    SL90 Monday, 28 November 2016 10:32 AM

    Go Yahapalanaya Go...

    Rizwan Monday, 28 November 2016 10:40 AM

    Yes offer more and more allowances to MPs. These are the only category in this country in need rest are fully accomplished and happy with what they are having. via DM Android App

    Gayan Perera Monday, 28 November 2016 10:49 AM

    Ranil says that otherwise he can't get MP's to work hard and be motivated. As if politicians are a scarce good - like engineers for Tesla, Google and Apple! I say, lower the salary and cancel all the perks and get an entire new generation of motivated politicians with the proper education and mindset.

    Sid Monday, 28 November 2016 10:51 AM

    All prices have increased for citizens of Srilanka to accommodate politicians.Increases in fines and taxes for a this?This is sad!

    Leo Monday, 28 November 2016 10:59 AM

    Bribing the mps to pass the new separatist constitution with a 2/3rd majority

    Daham Monday, 28 November 2016 11:13 AM

    no one should call these parasites "Honorable" because they are not. Synonyms for Honorary are unpaid, nonsalaried. These political parasites should be called ..........

    RuwanL Monday, 28 November 2016 11:33 AM

    This is called BRIBING to support the government! How can they decide what they should get? This is totally unfair and improper. Increase the allowance to Rs 100,000 but don't pay them Rs 5,000 attendance allowance for they will create opportunities to attend meetings that are not productive! If they come 20 days to the parliament they will get another Rs 100,000!

    Tissa Monday, 28 November 2016 11:40 AM

    what nonsenseshove.should cut down all the benefits only the wages with out pension if any body cant run resigned and go home people who can manage with out those benefits can run and not ruined the country via DM Android App

    Ajja Monday, 28 November 2016 11:58 AM

    Thawa Puluwan tharang denna, munge badawalui bellai loku wenakan.....

    AWAIT Monday, 28 November 2016 02:40 PM

    Be patient , voters will be given their " some allowances " before they go to vote

    Veda mama Monday, 28 November 2016 04:43 PM

    Whether it is Red, Blue, Green or Yellow...all will be the same when it touches Power and Money.

    ananda Monday, 28 November 2016 05:02 PM

    JO members are silent when it comes to monetary gains to them as per government recommendations to increase their allowances. via DM Android App

    damithw Monday, 28 November 2016 05:22 PM

    500% increase in attending-Session Payment ( I any way that is their job ). Teachers and Nurses salary did not increase even in 20 % for last 3-5 years . How RW can call this anymore a "Yahapalanaya"


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