More benefits for pensioners
The Government will simultaneously increase the salaries of public
servants as well as pensioners, Public Administration and Home Affairs
Minister and Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said.
Over 500, 000 pensioners will stand to benefit Dr. Amunugama said.
The Minister addressing the eighth Annual General Meeting of Public
Service Pensioners' Trust Fund last Thursday said "Government service
should be people friendly and free from corruption and malpractice".
"They should clearly understand that they are accountable for every cent
they are paid from the public purse," Dr. Amunugama said.
The Minister said certain amendments had been added to the W&OP
scheme adding more favourable provisions to the pension minute, by the
present Government. They are specially meant for teachers and Forces