State workers and Pensioners account for 56% of Taxes

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 - 14:27


Official data shows that Sri Lanka's state workers and pensioners have taken 56 cents out of every tax rupee collected from the people in 2012, not counting tax slashed car permits.


An analysis by the finance ministry shows that in 1.79 public sector workers took home 348 billion rupees in salaries and wages in 2012.


Other benefits including fuel, property loan interest and provident and medical insurance costs took the total up to 415 billion rupees.

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