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A motion to increase the salaries of Judges was unanimously passed in Parliament a short while ago.

Accordingly, the Chief Justice will receive a monthly salary of Rs. 71,500, Supreme Court Judges and Appeal Court Chairman will receive a sum of Rs. 65,000, while a salary of Rs. 63,500 will be received by Appeal Court Judges, with effect from January 1, 2006.
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  • Katussa Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:32 AM

    Those who look after you are looked after well these days! Pay hikes and perks for all except the voter who brought them to power!

    Aiyo Silva Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:13 PM

    So here we go again..The only sector that was not looked after by the boss..now with ulterior motives as the judges still hold the whiphand on SF's and other rulings.

    Buwa Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:22 PM

    With arrears from 2006, wow!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nandimithra Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:24 PM

    That's justice a la Sri Lanka - poor govt servants still waiting for just Rs.2500.--
    Now justice will be dispensed...................

    truth seeker Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:29 PM

    Is this the need f the hour?, our corrupt politicians know how to keep their cronies happy. In the other hand more partying for the judges. I mean with the current salary they can go to the night clubs and run behind the female escorts and with the increased salary don't know what and what they will do. We will have to wait and see.

    oman Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:32 PM

    now judges ...who's next ?

    but still they receive a fair monthly salary...think about the other government servants who are receiving less than 12 000 a month..."Praise to God" for what you receive...

    omega Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:34 PM

    fiat justitia

    samantha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:36 PM

    this is because it will automatically raise the MP and Presidents salaray., Arrears also there. therefore increasing judges salaray is for their own benifits..

    Most of the people is not unhappy in incresing salaries of Judges but it will automatically benifit the MPs.

    J Dan Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:47 PM

    Yes the government is compel to do it. The Judiciary is in their hands now

    local boy Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:48 PM

    what about other judges ?

    sunilp Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:59 PM

    FOR WHAT WORK ???

    Heamu Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:00 PM

    A santhosam for delaying justice

    Heman Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:02 PM

    Waw!!!!!!!!! This is a bribing Judjes now as SF case is hearing The Government Servent saraly not Incresing from last year how this came now. This is the world most curupted government Publish this to see Sri lanakns to open their eyes now.

    Heman Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:04 PM

    If Judjges give unjustice oredr thereafter SrI Lanka is Over no more Democratic country in the world Map.

    Yehiya-Doha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:06 PM

    Mr. Navil Samarakoon is the good example for the judges.He always stand on his legs & never fear to politicians.

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 21 October 2010 06:30 AM

    They are not hearing the cases relating to the General?

    Ibnu Batuta Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:17 PM

    Cunning way of increasing the salaries MPs.

    francis Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:21 PM

    Hope Mr Sarath Silva former CJ will also receive the arrears or will they disqualify him under some emergency provisions. The next thing will be the increase for the parliamentarians not to mention the President. Poor government servant will have to starve to death. Serves everyone right.

    SAM Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:13 AM

    The "Executive" the "Legislature" and "Judiciary" seem to be working in complete harmony.
    "Public Sector" you don't pay any "TAXES" yet you hassle, harass and preach to the private sector when there is a short coming on their part on tax payments. You penalize, freeze assets and accounts and you judges prosecute the private sector defaulter without remorse, whilst you don't contribute a red cent to the coffers of the state. THIS IS HYPOCRISY WITH LEGAL IMMUNITY.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:27 AM

    Of course, Sarath Silva should one day be paid "with arrears" for all the bungling he did to protect the Tsunami thieves.

    Kumar Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:28 AM

    Will University lecturers get similar hike. We are demanding the salary on par with judges. Always betrayed by the rulers with false promises.. FUTA please note this.

    Ravana Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:54 AM

    Increments will be based on PERFORMANCE !

    dpl Wednesday, 20 October 2010 04:51 PM

    it is very unjustice for salary increse . they will dance for politicians.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 20 October 2010 05:23 PM

    They really know how to use the spoon in their hands to serve themselves. With the increase in judges' salaries they really killed two birds with one stone: one to keep the judges happy to dispsnse the ruler's brand of justice and the other to get automatic salary increases for all from the President downwards. So what happened to that Rs 2500.- promised to the public sector? Maybe no money in the budget now.

    Tilak.A Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:17 PM

    What about the Military Tribunal? They also should receive the increase because the govt says they are also a legitimate court.

    Lam Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:18 PM

    parlimentarian and ministers are coming under the salary category of the judges so it is indirectly increasing their salaries. all parlimentarian, UNP JVP TNA who always criticise government have supported here. since they are the ultimate benificeries of this increament

    Watchman Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:04 AM

    Well said !!!!

    Watchman Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:06 AM

    Even during the time of Jesus, judges changed verdicts in exchange for a plate of meat !

    If any one listened to last sunday reading and sermon.

    Smart Aleck Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:44 PM

    Bribery and Corruption of the Higher Judiciary? God Forbid. This is the end.

    Richard Weerasooriya Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:23 AM

    The Judges' salaries are directly connected to the salaries of Parliamentarians.
    So here we go again !!!!!


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