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UNP MP Joseph Michael Perera today said that the trade unions affiliated to the UNP will join all others for a strike if the government fails to increase the salaries of public servants by Rs 10,000 and ensure a similar reasonable pay hike for the private sector through the 2011 budget.(YP)
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  • PWC Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:52 AM

    After coming to power, do the same thing. They remember people only when in the opposition.

    ampara son Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:19 PM

    is this responsible political party. i dont think so. they pick jvp empty slogan.

    Jay Ranaweera Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:35 PM

    Yes PWC, How much they gave in 2001,2002 by UNP Govt? How many lost jobs at CWE??? UNP wanted to slash down Govt employees by HALF at that time???

    M.H. Mohd Thursday, 04 November 2010 08:05 AM

    Its Impossible to increase the salaries by 10000 due to the current economical developments in SL as SLGO working to expand the Parliment building with 750 M...hahaha...???

    Sandun Thursday, 04 November 2010 08:14 AM

    Mr.Joseph Michael, can you please tell our leader to pay the last two month wages of Sirikotha employees before asking pay hikes for the country. We are indebted now. Charity begins at HOME! - Sirikotha employees.

    ajja Thursday, 04 November 2010 08:14 AM

    UNP sent thousands of people home for Rs.10.00. Most of them commited suicide.Mr.Perera you were in that cabinet.

    polkiccha Friday, 05 November 2010 09:06 AM

    yes salaries shud be increased BUT the UNP are making funny statements. The opposition has become a joke.

    Ravy Thursday, 04 November 2010 08:49 AM

    Is the Hon Perera MP also going to say how this rise will be funded? The over-bloated public sector is already a drain on the economy, further more the public servants pay no tax. If the so called "rich" countries are cutting down expenditure why should Sri-Lanka mortgage its future by excessively funding the public sector. Focus on efficiency related pay instead and pay the good public servants well!

    PWC Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:04 AM

    How much of pay hike your government gave in the period of 2002-04 ???

    nihal Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:07 AM

    Don.t expose your unwiseness and to be a joker in the public. Talk with responsibility and get trust of the masses. Though I am a Gvt. servent My oppinion 90% of Gvt. servents not doing any work for their salary even now

    buriyani baba Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:13 AM

    in the election campaign MR promissed 10k salary hike in 2010.. now where it is?

    dont blame the UNP for everything

    Falnker Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:14 AM

    heh .. from these comments i can really see either there are political goons paid by the government to put comments on these articles or there are people who are benefited by this so called "development" dosent want extra 10000 bucks...

    Were fortunate that there is no 8th world countries or something way below the 3rd world countries...

    Please speak for your selves, your loved ones (cant help if your loved ones are politicians ) and do something about it...

    when someone finally speaks of something that ACTUALLY would benefit if materialized help it...

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:50 PM

    82 workers committed suicide after being sent home by JRJ and his cabinet, you cannot forget it that easily my dear

    Cpt. James T. Kirk Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:19 AM

    Fight for the future... just because an error was commited in the past, doesnt make it OK to ignore the present... people like you are the bane of society... Stand up or Shut up!

    sampath Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:20 AM

    govt says per capita income is now 2000 dollars. that means a family of five is making rs 1 lakh a month. so what are these UNP and trade unions jokers saying?

    Mega Aiya. Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:28 AM

    The reason is most of the Govt. departments, boards, authorities etc. are over staff, hence haven't got any productive job, rowing in their miracle 'fanta' seas, cannot imagine of such an increase which is actually marginal with rising inflation and cost of living.

    neville Friday, 05 November 2010 06:56 AM

    MR said suba anagathayak.not suba warthamanayak..So wait until tomorrow.

    Afker Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:31 AM

    Its easy said that done when you are in opposition. While understanding that the cost of living has gone up . Increasing Salaries will only cause inflation and reduce the real value of Money . The Government should not print anymore money to finance deficits and appoint an independent currency board with educated economists and financial experts to decide on this process without interference . Further to this by eliminating wastage, corruption and the world record holidays in Sri Lanka will be in a better position to drive down cost further .

    Mega Aiyala Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:33 AM

    What Govt. says about per capita is incorrect.

    sampath Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:35 AM

    are u in the 90% also?

    sampath Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:38 AM

    u obviously DID NOT get the sarcasm in my comment...sigh

    Amanalal Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:39 AM

    During the Presidental election SF promised the same thing. But majority of the pulic service voted fror MR. Even during the parliamentary election. I do not know how RW going to adapt age old tactics and convince people in this country.

    Hirantha Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:50 AM

    Salary Hike at current context is the need so 10,000 is a must and be frank about it and forgetting politics.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 04 November 2010 09:52 AM


    Above the crowd Friday, 05 November 2010 07:13 AM

    Why only for Public Servants , Who don't even pay taxes.Their
    out put is only 40% and there is one govt.employee for Evey 19 people in S L Including children.

    looney Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:10 AM

    ladies and gentlemen, the winner todate for salaty increament is...... UNP with a demand of Rs.10,000 beating JVP's Rs.8,000. anyone for more.. anyone?

    Mega Aiyala Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:13 AM

    to say.

    Ryan Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:29 AM


    Che Thursday, 04 November 2010 04:40 PM

    More Taxes, It is the Tax payer that gets screwed, the Politician becomes a Millionaire by cheating the Public more and more, why should Taxpayers pay for the Nontaxpaying blood Suckers. about time they Pay up too.

    Mykal jaxon Friday, 05 November 2010 03:16 AM

    well said captain, beam ranil up the starship enterprice and eject him into space.

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