Ranil says his wife gets higher salary than him

prof-maithreewPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says his wife, Maithree Wickramasinghe, gets a higher salary than him.

The Prime Minister told Parliament today he backs proposals to increase the salary of Parliamentarians.

He said he also has no objections to Parliamentarians being given vehicles to carry out their work in their electorates.

Meanwhile, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that MPs need to be given better housing. He said that while private companies are erecting new apartments in the city, nothing is being done for the MPs. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. What about the huge perks, duty-free vehicle permits and other facilities. As usual Ranil tells only half the story. The other half is buried deep.

    • Fully endorsed. Did Parliamentarians unaware of the perks when they filed Nominations? Are these increases to serve the people or to spend for the next elections or to stop threat of cross overs? . People now understand why VAT has been introduced.

  2. If Mrs Wickremasinghe getting a better salary Why not Ranil go for a post in the University. Is his wife getting a Duty free car and selling it to tax avoiding citizens at cost. Will she get a pension if she serves the University for 6 years only. Why some Senior University Dons are preferring to come to Parliament.


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