Prez stops move to pay Rs.200,000 to 23 MPs heading DDCs

11 September 2019 06:20 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have stopped a Cabinet move to grant a monthly allowance of Rs.200,000 to 23 MPs who are working as the heads of the District Development Councils (DDC).

Home Affairs, Provincial Council and Local Government Minister Vajira Abeywardane submitted the Cabinet memorandum after having made a similar attempt in May this year.

However, the President had not activated the DDCs at the time.

The DDCs became active after the government started implementing the Gamperaliya and Enterprise Sri Lanka programmes.

The President had reportedly objected to the cabinet paper yesterday saying this was not the time for such payment. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 4

  • Martin Milton Tuesday, 10 September 2019 07:14 PM

    Great work. These greedy non entities need also a good pay cut. MM

    Samson Wednesday, 11 September 2019 09:43 AM

    Thank you

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 11 September 2019 10:10 AM

    Even a lunatic sometimes has enlightened moments.

    Simon Singho Thursday, 12 September 2019 07:05 PM

    Imagine if there was no President !

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