Manusha Nanayakkara, the Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment, confirmed that the existing 9% employee benefit related to the Employee Provident Fund will remain unchanged.The post No harm to the Employee Provident Fund – Manusha appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
By Shihar Aneez ECONOMYNEXT –The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) informed the members of the EPF, the country’s largest pension scheme, that it has opted for the government’s domestic debt optimization (DDO) option with a long-term view in the best interest of the members. It said the two options given to the EPF under […]
Manusha Nanayakkara, the Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment, at a press conference held today (15) at the Presidential Media Centre, on the theme of ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country’ confirmed that the existing 9% employee benefit related to the Employee Provident Fund will remain unchanged for the next four years. The Minister emphasized […]
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has submitted an offer to exchange the portfolio of their Treasury Bonds under the Domestic Debt Optimisation (DDO) programme, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) reported today (13 Sep.).
‘How come gold smuggling MP remains on Ethics and Privileges Committee’? By Shamindra Ferdinando The Opposition would seek the IMF’s commitment to rein in rampant corruption with the Wickremesinghe-Rajapaksa government in spite of the country being declared bankrupt over a year ago, former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said yesterday (11). Addressing the […]
SJB Colombo District MP Dr. Harsha de Silva decried in Parliament last week what he considers a glaring injustice within the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) taxation intention. Participating in the debate on new Inland Revenue Bill, he argued that imposing taxes solely on EPF members while neglecting to tax the capital gains of private banks […]
The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe has revealed that in the event the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) participates in the Domestic Debt Optimisation (DDO) process, the opportunity loss to the EPF bond portfolio will amount to 4%.
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe underscored the imperative to fortify the nation’s economy, ensuring that forthcoming generations are spared from enduring the unfortunate period that both the country and its people have weathered in the past two years.The post Sri Lanka risks returning to bankruptcy within a decade unless steps taken promptly – President appeared first on ONLANKA -...
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena told Parliament on Friday thaty he would not revoke his ruling given on Wednesday with regard to the Parliament’s supremacy over the Supreme Court. He said that he had consulted legal experts in preparing his ruling that the Supreme Court is not empowered to issue orders or judgments of any nature against […]
By Saman Indrajith Opposition political parties yesterday (11) demanded that Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena withdraw his ruling that courts are not empowered to issue orders or judgements of any nature related to a motion already passed by the Parliament. On 09 August, the Speaker gave the ruling after Tourism and Lands Minister Harin Fernando raised a privilege issue on petitions filed against ...
The Supreme Court on Friday (11 Aug) dismissed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed claiming that the government s recent decision to reduce the interest rates paid when investing the funds of the EPF in treasury bills and bonds is a violation of fundamental rights.
By Saman Indrajith The SJB yesterday accused the government of using trickery to prevent the judicial review of its new laws to bring down the value of money in the Employment Provident Fund by 30% as a part of IMF dictated economic reforms. Chief Opposition Whip Kandy District MP Lakshman Kiriella said that the government […]
The Supreme Court today (09 August) dismissed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed seeking an order preventing the government from waiving off loans obtained from the EPF and ETF funds during the domestic debt restructuring process.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to amend Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Act to ensure a minimum of 9 percent annual interest rate to members during the next four-year period (2023 to 2026) following Domestic Debt Optimisation.The post Sri Lanka to amend EPF Act to ensure 9% annual return to members following Domestic Debt Optimisation appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest ...
BASL urged to take a stand By Shamindra Ferdinando The Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) has accused President Ranil Wickremesinghe of seeking to influence the judicial process in respect of a petition against domestic debt restructuring at the expense of the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and the Employees’ Trust Fund (ETF). Addressing the media at the JJB office […]
By Rathindra Kuruwita Brain drain is the worst manifestation of the country’s economic crisis, Freedom People’s Congress (FPC) member and MP, Prof. G.L Peiris, said on Thursday.Prof. Peiris said that a large number of academics had left state universities. In recent years, the number of students enrolled at the state universities had risen significantly, he […]