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Government to resolve teachers and principals salary issues

The government has taken a firm decision to resolve the salary anomaly issue faced by teachers and principals, Co-cabinet Spokesman Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella today assured.

The Minister said that a Cabinet Sub-Committee to study matters relating to teacher-principal salary anomalies was appointed at this week's cabinet meeting to submit a comprehensive report at the next cabinet meeting.

The Minister said that the Cabinet of Ministers discussed at length the situation regarding teacher-principal salary anomalies.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to appoint a Cabinet Sub-Committee consisting of Electricity Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, Industries Minister Wimal Weerawansa, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, and Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga to take into consideration all the relevant facts in this regard and to further study the matter and report to the Cabinet of Ministers.

"The sub-committee should have to discuss their proposals with the Finance Minister since it is required to have to allocate more than Rs 60 billion to solve this issue," he added.

Minister Rambukwella further said the recommendations contained in the Subodhini Committee report which was appointed to resolve the teacher-principal salary anomaly issue were not accepted by the Salaries and Cadre Commission.

So the government demanded the said Commission to propose their recommendations.

But the trade unions refused to accept the proposals made by the Salary and Cadre Commission.

So the government firmly believes that it is important to provide an in-between solution,”the Minister said.

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