Amunugama on those who ‘receive salaries from public funds’

Amunugama on those who ‘receive salaries from public funds’

Written by News 1st

10 Dec, 2013 | 7:54 am

Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr. Sarath Amunugama states that the responsibility of state sector employees who receive their salaries from public funds, is to serve the public.

[quote]If we stop state sector employees receiving salaries from public funds, every person can get about 5,000 to 10,000.[/quote]

The minister further said,

[quote]I am not saying we should do that. So if we are going to take their money, we need to fulfill our service. We need to make those people wealthy – not make ourselves rich. whether it is politicians or officials, everyone is trying to get rich.[/quote]

The Deputy Minister made this statement while addressing a public meeting in Galagedara, Kandy.This meeting was held in the Galagedara area under the ‘Divi Neguma’ programme to provide relief to residents.

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