Sri Lanka’s state, estate and private workers to get wage hikes: UPFA manifesto


July 28, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s United Peoples Freedom Alliance in its manifesto launched earlier today said that it would increase the wages of the state, estate and private sector workers if elected in the August polls.

The UPFA says they will increase the cost of living allowance of the state sector workers up to 10,000 rupees and salaries will be incresed to 25,000 rupees.

The basic wage of state sector workers is now around 11,000 rupees.

The manifesto also says that private, and estate workers plus the military and police will be looked after.

The basic wage of an estate worker will be increased up to 1,000 rupees from the present 620 rupees, an increase of a massive 62 percent.

Private sector workers will get an increment of 3,000 rupees.

The United People’s Freedom Alliance election manifesto titled “A Guarantee For The Future” was officially released, Tuesday at the Henry Pedris Ground in Colombo.

The manifesto has a 12 point programme focusing on various areas such as national integrity, anti-corruption.