President to slash salaries of heads of state institutions

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will implement a new salary structure for chairpersons of state institutions after reports surfaced that some had been paid exorbitant salaries during the previous government, the Daily Mirror learns.

A government source said the new salary structure is currently being studied and would be implemented when new chairpersons are appointed following the recommendations of the committee appointed to recommend qualified professionals for topmost positions in state institutions.

The Daily Mirror learns that present SLT Chairman, Kumarasinghe Sirisena, who is the brother of former president Maithripala Sirisena, was paid over Rs. 2 million per month but this has now been slashed to Rs. 250,000 on the directives of President Rajapaksa.

While all other heads of state institutions have resigned following the change in government, the SLT Chairman continues to remain in his post and is likely to continue in that position. (JAMILA HUSAIN)

  Comments - 19

  • Citizen Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:16 AM

    Aiyyo Siresena

    Max Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:43 AM

    This is great ! Keep it up Mr President

    Sambo Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:49 AM

    What the hell has he done or qualified to earn such an exorbitant salary.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Tuesday, 10 December 2019 07:59 AM

    Former President must have thought that this country was his own property and only his family should live in the country. He was posing as a saint and was the most people loving person in the country. These people ruined our country and we expect the mother nature to punish this type of people severely.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Tuesday, 10 December 2019 08:01 AM

    Thank God, at least some one is doing something to the country.

    Gayan Tuesday, 10 December 2019 08:13 AM

    Need to send little Sirisena home.

    Jo Tuesday, 10 December 2019 08:27 AM

    Cheers GR..!!

    D.William Tuesday, 10 December 2019 08:34 AM

    Very good move H. E the President GR. Some are head of several Institutions. Those should be given to other qualified persons rather than giving more positions to unqualified political henchmen.

    Andrew Silva Tuesday, 10 December 2019 09:04 AM

    Well done sir dont pay them at all. Let them work free for the extra money they were paid.

    Citizen Tuesday, 10 December 2019 09:12 AM

    Then these positions will no longer be attractive to any one

    johan Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:18 AM

    Individuals getting millions one month should be reduced, what is the job they are doing in SL for such a big sum. This money could be used to feed the poor people

    johan Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:18 AM

    Individuals getting millions one month should be reduced, what is the job they are doing in SL for such a big sum. This money could be used to feed the poor people

    Honda KIng Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:34 AM

    Excellent . Please ensure only ONE salary as well . Former presidents salary MP salary PM salary for ONE person is also far toooooo much ! .

    Ram Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:49 AM

    Kumarasinghe Sirisena is the one who got Boards approval to increase his salary. When it is reduced why is he still working in that position is a mystery

    srimali senn Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:45 AM

    Former President must have thought that's is the yahapalanaya, what about his children and other siblings. Has he look after them well?

    Robert R Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:54 AM

    Thre was a boss for one state-owned institution, paid 3 million or so its OL unqualified chairman, who kept an employee as his mistress in Dubai using institutions expenditure

    Ice Tuesday, 10 December 2019 12:27 PM

    Very good move. It's a great cost cutting. This will strengthen the real work force and workers of Sri Lanka!!

    Ryan B Tuesday, 10 December 2019 01:21 PM

    These directions are popular and closer to the heart of the general public.

    Arthur G Tuesday, 10 December 2019 06:23 PM

    we now know new salary and roughly the previous salary of one institution, can we know others as well, and same time can you reduced MP's salaries and obliterate their unethical pension too


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