Written by Bella Dalima
02 Sep, 2014 | 8:03 pm
The National Freedom Front has proposed an across the board, 40 percent wage hike for all public sector employees. NFF Politburo Member, Piyasiri Wijeynayake, made this statement at a media briefing convened in Colombo on Tuesday.
[quote]They say that the economy has grown astronomically, so we cannot understand what has happened. There are floating markets and shopping centres in Colombo where it costs 200 rupees for a hopper. There are giants in this country who can pay 200 rupees for a hopper. In a country where there are people who can afford to pay 200 rupees to float and eat a hopper, there are also people in Ridimaliyedda, Badulla who cannot afford a square meal. Vacancies for all skilled positions in the government service especially in institutions like the Ceylon Electricity Board are filled by manpower. Since we are a constituent of this government we are saying this before the harm is caused. We have said before that the National Freedom Front are not a group of people who wait for the damage to happen to speak out.[/quote]
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