Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe states that he would express his heartfelt gratitude towards the government, if the salaries of state sector employees are increased by ten thousand rupees during the upcoming budget on the 08th of November.
Wickremesinghe expressed the following sentiment during a meeting held with the participation of UNP trade unionists in Colombo today.
Meanwhile the National Trade Union Centre distributed fliers before the Fort Railway station today demanding that the salaries of state sector employees be increased by a further 13,442 rupees & 50 cents.
Chairman of the NTUC former parliamentarian K.D. Lal Kantha expressing his views to the media stated that it was imperative that the government mandates the proposed increment scheme.