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The government will pay compensation to some 31,000 public servants in the next two months who have been subjected to political victimisation between 2005 and 2015, a spokesman to the Prime Minister’s office said recently.

The Cabinet memo presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in this regard had been granted approval last Tuesday along with the observations of President Maithripala Sirisena.

There has been a long delay in providing relief to public servants who had been subjected to political victimisation despite the relevant Cabinet paper being approved in March 2016 by relevant authorities.

Following the Cabinet nod last week, the Prime Minister’s office will inform secretaries to relevant ministries to take expeditious action based on the mechanism to be formulated and also to submit to the Cabinet any matter that needs further consideration.

Cabinet approval has already been granted to provide once-and-for-all financial relief to appellants considering the losses incurred by them due to political concerns indicated in his or her appeal, in the event difficulty arises in implementing the recommendations submitted by the Appeals Review Committee. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

  Comments - 7

  • Ram Tuesday, 25 June 2019 03:24 AM

    This is a never ending ongoing issue. When I am in power I get your people out and when you are in power you get my people out. Victimisation continue and compensated by the public purse.

    Dallas Tuesday, 25 June 2019 05:17 AM

    Do not go there, are thousands who lost their jobs in 1983 and some of them even committed suicide.Start there Ranil

    Sambo Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:34 AM

    What kind of bull is this. This government says they were victims of the previous government and the next government will say the. Do you think all the people of this country are stupid as you are. These all done by the expense of public money to by political mileage. Please try to be more responsible in your actions or you will be kicked out by the very public you helped.

    Patriot Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:48 AM

    This must be stopped immediately. Doing so in an election time is amounts to bribe.

    SL Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:11 AM

    Whole country except politicos and their cronies are victim of politics. Be it public services or drug trafficking or peace and harmony among communities. So all should be compensated not those who do politics at office

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:03 PM

    These are not Political Victims but pimps of Politicians who get State Employment on the basis of their political connections.

    Karolis Appu Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:06 PM

    UNP is not going to benefit by satisfying 31,000 supporters on the eve of the elections.If Ranil, Ravi and cronies step down the Party will be a sure winner what ever elections are held.

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