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Cabinet paper on salaries of public servants contending for LG Polls

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): A Cabinet paper on the salaries of the public servants who are expecting nominations to contest the upcoming Local Government Election is set to be presented to the Cabinet by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today (27).

The move comes in weeks after the paycheques of the public servants who had submitted nominations for the LG Polls were suspended.

Due to the suspension of the salaries, about 3,000 public servants expecting nominations were thrown into a pit of torment amidst the ongoing uncertainty of the holding of the Polls, but the government says that the aforementioned paper will resolve the matter.

The Cabinet paper is being presented in consideration of the upcoming Festive Season and requests that the basic salaries of the said public servants be paid from March 09 to April 25, 2023, State Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Janaka Wakkumbura said.

A method letting the government employees resume work at their workplaces instead of being paid only the basic salary may be sought, should the LG Polls delay even further, he went on, adding that any other future action will be taken in consultation with the Election Commission.

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