Bill to increase Private Sector minimum wage under consideration

Bill to increase Private Sector minimum wage under consideration

Bill to increase Private Sector minimum wage under consideration

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

08 Jul, 2021 | 7:29 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Bill to increase the minimum wage of private-sector employees was referred to the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Labour.

Accordingly, it is proposed to amend Article 03 of the National Minimum Wages Act, No. 3 of 2016, in order to increase the existing minimum monthly salary from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 12,500 and the minimum daily wage from Rs. 400 to Rs. 500.

The Communication Department of the Parliament announced that the Bill to increase the national minimum wage for private-sector employees in Sri Lanka was discussed on Wednesday (Jul. 07), at the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Labour chaired by Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.

The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Labour focused its attention on tabling the Bill in parliament for approval, given that it is not subject to any prohibitions or restrictions imposed by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, whilst the Attorney General’s constitutional assurance that the Bill is in accordance with the Constitution has also been referred.

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