Minister of Finance: Mangala Samaraweera, speaking in Parliament today said, the salaries of public sector employees will be raised by more than twice the present figure.
Meanwhile, the government will embark on an initiative to grant relief to the poverty-stricken population, whilst securing a mode of income for them.
The Minister pointed out, as a country, we have emerged onto a long-term “Road of Development”.
The country was able to secure a “strong economic foundation” over these few years.
That was possible, by maintaining inflation and unemployment at low levels, whilst sustaining an optimum Gross Domestic Production.