Resolution soon on OMP emoluments | Daily News

Resolution soon on OMP emoluments

The government would move a Parliamentary Resolution on September 4, to pay a monthly allowance of Rs.100,000 to the Chairman of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP), as well as a monthly allowance of Rs.75,000 to its members.

The Resolution would be moved by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The OMP is headed by PC Saliya Peiris, while Jayatheepa Punniyamoorthy, Major General Mohanti Antonette Peiris, Dr. Sriyani Nimalka Fernando, Mirak Raheem, Sumanasiri Liyanage and Kanapathipillai Venthan are its members.

The office is mandated to search, trace and clarify the circumstances of missing persons and provide reparation, psychosocial support and other assistance to family members of missing persons. According to the Resolution included in the Order Book issued last Friday, the OMP Chairman would be paid a monthly allowance of Rs.100,000, a monthly telephone allowance of Rs.10,000, and an official vehicle with a quota of 225 liters of fuel per month.

Its six members would be paid a monthly allowance of Rs.75,000, a monthly telephone allowance of Rs.8,000, and a transport allowance of Rs.25,000 up to a limit of 350 km.

The emoluments had been approved by Cabinet on June 5.

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