‘There shouldn’t be any undue fear’ – Semasinghe on govt salaries & welfare benefits payment


State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe has emphasised that the general public ought to chorus from unnecessarily worrying concerning the current revelations made pertaining to the fee of presidency staff funds, pensions and the Samurdhi allowances.

Taking to Twitter, Semasinghe assured that precedence is being given to the fee of the salaries of public servants, pensions and different welfare profit schemes, such because the Samurdhi allowances.

“There shouldn’t be any undue worry about this”, the State Minister mentioned, assuring {that a} required programme to beat the continued disaster is at the moment underway.

“Though the nation’s economic system is at a secure degree we’ve got not but come out of the disaster fully. Required programme to beat the disaster is at the moment underway. All obligatory & important funds are being achieved by managing authorities income and expenditure”,  Semasinghe mentioned on this regard.

He additionally famous that the federal government is implementing a scientific plan to settle the overdue payments, with the session of the related ministries.

Earlier at the moment (10 Jan.), Cupboard Spokesman warned that owing to Sri Lanka’s depleting Treasury funds, the fee of presidency salaries, pensions and welfare schemes has proved troublesome.

He famous that because the revenue earned by the federal government by way of taxes for the primary few months of 2023  will  be drastically low as a result of financial disaster that grasped the island nation final yr, funds of the Samurdhi allowances, too, are more likely to be delayed by practically two weeks.

Furthermore, 5% of the funds appropriated for proposals submitted by all Ministries within the 2023 Price range can be slashed, as per President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s directions, Gunawardena added.

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