Jan 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has offered 25 percent salary increment for the employees of power, petroleum and water sectors.
The government following a meeting it had with the representatives of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) employees have agreed for a 25 percent pay hike instead of the 18 percent it proposed earlier.
CEB, CPC and NWSDB employees were offered a salary increase of 32% which includes the 18% pay hike in basic salary and a monthly incentive payment of Rs. 2,500.
However, the trade unions affiliated to the three institutions, which were demanding a 45 percent pay hike, rejected the offer and threatened to strike work island wide and launch a massive demonstration in Colombo on Wednesday (18).