t an event on Saturday, the president Sirisena vehemently refused to allow a pay increase to the parliamentarians in Sri Lanka.
The presidents stern assurance to put a stop to the notion of salary increase comes in the wake of media reports of a salary increase discussion happened at a party leaders meeting, that was held on the 17th of July 2018. The 215% proposed salary increase for all parliamentarians is still being debated and yet to conclude, according to the Speaker of the Parliament.
However, if the salary increase to be implemented, the salary of a minister and a state minister would be increased from Rs.65,000 to Ra.140,000, deputy ministers will be Rs.63,500 to Rs.135, 000 and a member of parliament would amount Rs.120,000.
The president also mentioned of the steps the parliamentarians have taken to increase the allowances for themselves over the last three years, and firmly stated that no further increase in pay would be necessary at this time, for the parliamentarians.
Interestingly, the president disclosed that he is paid a monthly salary of Rs.95,000 without any allowances.