Government decides to grant an attractive salary to University lecturers from the forthcoming budget. Minister S.B.Dissanayake said that the President has already given instructions in this respect.
Addressing a media conference summoned by the University Lecturers Federation, its Chairman Sampath Amaratunge said that hitherto no attention was directed to increasing salaries of University Lecturers.
Responding to queries made on this issue, Minister S.B. Dissanayake said that the next budget will be presented at the end of September or beginning of October. An attractive salary will be offered to University lecturers after finalizing all activities with the Salaries and Cadres Commission. The Minister pointed out that the President has already given him instructions to talks with the Salaries and Cadres Commission and and immediately complete the work with the support of his officials.