by Saman Indrajith
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake making a special statement on the 100-day programme of the new government told Parliament yesterday that the government would increase the salaries of public sector workers by Rs. 10,000, half of which would be paid with their February salaries and the balance would be paid from June this year.
Finance Minister Karunanayake said that the government had also requested the employers of the private sector to increase salaries by Rs. 2,500 a month. The government would increase the pension payments by Rs. 1,000 in addition to the increments granted to them by the previous government’s last budget.