Cabinet Ministers will not draw salaries for a year

Cabinet Ministers have decided not to draw salaries for a period of one year.

Minister Bandula Gunawardena told reporters today that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had proposed that Cabinet Ministers not draw a salary for one year owing to the economic crisis.

Gunawardena said the Cabinet agreed to the proposal put forward by the Prime Minister.

He said that a Cabinet Minister draws around Rs. 65,000 as a monthly salary.

In addition, he said a Cabinet Minister is also entitled to free fuel.

He said the Cabinet requires fuel to carry out their day to day duties. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Are you trying to tell us that these honorable men and women toiled so hard for a sum of Rs.2,150/= per day? Then, how did they amass so much of wealth? It seems every one of these MPs has a Daisy Achchie to support them! Go tell it to the birds. There is beautiful word in Arabic called “HALAAL”. It does not define chicken meat only, but it defines every act in the life of human being. It covers earnings, family life, dress, food even spending which should be legal in Islam. Anything that does not meet this criteria is “HARAAM”. In other words is a ” SIN”‘. This principle comes within the ambit of Pancha Seelaya in Buddhism. I know readers – Muslims and Buddhists will be bowled over about this fact. Anyway, how many “HARAMIS” among our MPs!

  2. With all the black money you criminals have, you and your families don’t have to work a single day in your life…

    Independent international investigations into everyone of you will be initiated and no more criminals will be allowed into Sri Lankan politics.

  3. This is nothing compared with what they have ripped off for years. Rohitha Rajapaksa was bragging about his success, but currently hiding in Australia. Every minister must explain their wealth, while drawing Rs.55000-65000 salary. If they have excess than monthly salary, those assets must be confiscated. The problem is, those corrupt politicians will not pass any bill to put themselves in trouble. Therefore, Sri Lanka needs a revolution to make this to happen.

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