Making a special statement in Parliament, the Prime Minister said that Rs. 2000 will be added to the basic salary of State employees from January.
He also said that the Rs. 5000 emission test fee will be reduced to Rs. 1500 as an interim fee while the revenue licence fee will also be reduced from 25 percent to 15 percent in the budget.
The Prime Minister also said that the Rs. 2500 salary increment for private sector employees should be implemented from May 2016. (Colombo Gazette)