Feb 28, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will soon double the pay of around 50,000 unemployable graduates absorbed into state service to 23,000 rupees a month, a media report said. Sri Lanka’s ‘Yes FM’ a radio station, station broadcast economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa as saying in a speech that monthly allowances for the graduate trainees would be raised to 23,000 rupees from the current 10,000 totaling about 14 billion rupees a year.
Minister Rajapaksa said they would contribute to the country.
Recently housing minister Wimal Weerawansa railed against Treasury secretary P B H Jayasundera for paying recruits only 10,000 rupees.
He said the recruits who were paid only 10,000 rupees would be discontented and march against the administration at the next election.
Ten of thousands of Sri Lanka’s graduates, educated at tax-payer expense, agitate to become tax spending state workers after passing out.