Trees cut in state owned plantations to pay EPF and ETF.

Sunday, 01 December 2013 - 13:11

The Government will cut down trees in state-owned plantations and sell the timber to pay statutory dues of thousands of employees.

A proposal to this effect has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on a recommendation by State Resources and Enterprise Development Minister Dayasritha Tissera

The proceeds are to be utilised to pay EPF , ETF and gratuity payments to employees in the plantation sector.

State Resources and Enterprise Development Minister Dayasritha Tissera elaborating further had this to say.


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