Sri Lanka tops salary hike chart

  • 10 Sep 2008 09:07:47 GMT

    In Slanka, average salary of government sector, excluding ministers and top officers, is around R12,000 per month per person.

    In private sector, excluding excutives, it is around R10,000 per month per person.

    Now, you can do own calculation to see what the increase means in monetary terms, not in real terms.

    As we all know, public sector is much less productive than private sector. Private sector employees pay tax while government sector employees don`t. The entire public sector has become a burden on private sector.

    In Slanka, an increase of around R2,000 per month is like a drop in the ocean. In real terms, all prices have gone up.

    Whenever, I visit, slanka, I spend more than R10,000 per day just for nick nacks (pea nuts, etc). Nothing of value. Can any one imaging a family living on R12,000 per month??? I have met government servents, who cannot even eat paan for a month with what they get.

    To cope up with the current COL, the average salary should be around R100,000 per month per person.

    That is why a minister, including Mervin Silva, is costing around R4m per month to maintain. All that is taxpayers money.

  • 10 Sep 2008 21:02:15 GMT

    The Good news,

    Sri Lanka tops salary hike chart.

    Bad news,

    Sri lanka tops cost living hike chart.

    Hi Hi Hi ,, GOSL only shows us the biased statistics!!

  • 10 Sep 2008 22:52:42 GMT

    But inflasion in sri lanka is the highest in this region. I think still it is close to 25%. So salary increase will not give mush to people who under go difficulties.

  • 10 Sep 2008 23:04:01 GMT


    Still There is enough of `Konde Bandapu Ewun` to believe this shi8 & not see the big picture


  • 11 Sep 2008 00:06:36 GMT

    Another feather for the cap for R.B. Governor Mr Cabarala.

  • 11 Sep 2008 05:34:58 GMT

    Of course this is obviuous. cos salary hike for MPs is always on cards in SL

  • 14 Sep 2008 04:17:17 GMT

    17% is the average. But what is it at the lower levels, say below 10,000/-?

    For the Ministers and MPs it is more likely to be over 25% with other high ranking officers getting at least 20%. So when it comes to lower levels, it will be less than 10%. Is this fair?