The government has decided to delay the salaries of certain state sector employees by a few days due to the current financial situation in Sri Lanka.
The Cabinet has granted approval to pay the salaries of non-executive state sector employees on time.
However, the Cabinet has approved to delay the salaries of executive-grade staff by a few days.
The government said its new income plan for the year 2023 has been implemented and that it will require a certain period of time to accumulate the expected income.
Thereby, the government will manage its expenses starting from January up to the next few months based on the income generated.
Thereby, a proposal put forward by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of Finance to manage the government’s expenditure in accordance with the plans of the Treasury has received Cabinet approval.
The government said, therefore, the salaries of non-executive state sector employees will be paid on time, while the salaries of executive-grade staff will be delayed by a few days.