Pay hike for private sector
The Government yesterday announced a 15-43 per
cent pay hike for private sector employees with retrospective effect
from July 1. Addressing the media in Colombo, Labour Relations and
Manpower Minister Athauda Seneviratne said the salary increase,
which has already been gazetted, will be adopted by 40 out of the 43
Wages Boards in the country.
Strikes in South only possible due to Forces’ heroism in North -
The struggles to win rights and increase
salaries could be launched because our valiant Forces are today
fighting terrorism in the North President Mahinda Rajapaksa said
UNP, JVP in dire straits - Minister Sirisena
When considering the prevailing political
atmosphere of the country and the behaviour of the party members it
is clear that UNP and the JVP are in a helpless stage, General
Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Maithripala
Sirisena said yesterday.
Economic growth will be over 7 p.c. - CB
Sri Lankan inflation will be no higher than 20
per cent at the end of 2008, although still well above target, and
the economy can achieve a goal of growing 7 per cent this year, the
Central Bank Governor told Reuters on Tuesday.