Cabinet approved a basic salary increase of 18 per cent to employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the National Water Supply and Drainage Board in addition to an allowance of Rs.2,500, the Government Information Department states.
why not increase all government & Private sector salaries. when cost of living goes up, it is for all sectors not only for the above mention.
Nodrog Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:16 AM
why??? These institutions are running at a loss of millions every month. Their service is disgusting and totally inefficient! And yet they get a raise which us tax-payers have to pay for?
Just Another Citizen Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:34 AM
I thought these were running at a loss? Will they increase rates to compensate for this?
Rifaas Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:50 AM
This not a salary increase; 18% increase of utility bills.
Tonics HzO Thursday, 12 January 2012 07:58 AM
With effect from when? Do not plunder arreas master sirs,pls.
pasha Thursday, 12 January 2012 08:51 AM
most of the employees in these organizations are politically appointed. Government has to give good salary to their people
Kolomba Kaka Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:33 AM
NO PROBLEM WITH US AS LONG AS YOU DON'T INCREASE THE PRICES OF FUEL, ELECTRICITY AND WATER.
Shai Thursday, 12 January 2012 01:30 PM
Pls gve me a chance I will do the double work for same salary
La Lankais Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:01 PM
Correction, It will be 25% increase of utility bills.
sham Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:33 PM
there would be utility bill hikes in this sector.......The consumers going to pay the increased amount not government.
citizen1 Thursday, 12 January 2012 06:05 PM
gamunu Thursday, 12 January 2012 08:27 PM
You seem to think by increasing salaries for the private sector will cure all the problems, but do not forget it is the private sector that is the engine of the SL economy. Can you justify such a raise and be competitive with other Asian countries like Bangladesh, China, Pakistan,etc? I fully agree with your views, but it is not as straight forward as you think. For an invester it is not possible to remain in business while increasing production costs. Take garment industry as an example. If salaries were increased (quite reasonable) this has to be reflected in the cost of product? There is a danger these industries will become uncompetitive 'cos there are others who would enter the vacuum left by Srilanka. Ultimately it will lead to massive job losses. Simple economy. Leave the private sector alone. No Govt interference please.
Lanka Kolla Friday, 13 January 2012 12:10 AM
This is very unfortunate. Selected govt. institutes because they enjoy monopolistic power have the ability to win their demands inspite of being inefficient. The people have to bear the cost by paying increased direct and indirect taxes or bills. How long can the economy last? You can't squeeze the people forever. JVP will be the winner. Already university students are agitating. Unions will destroy a country.
Nagaragiri Kiththil Friday, 13 January 2012 12:10 AM
Any salary increase for the unemployed ?????
Asrar Friday, 13 January 2012 12:35 AM
All these departmental staff should be given a customer care training and loyalty test who ever pass should get rewarded. we know why all above running on a loss because of them.Ten staff to do one job
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