PM’s Office refutes reports of salary increase

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The Prime Minister’s Office has denied media reports claiming that a decision has been made to increase the salaries of public sector employees.

Issuing a statement, the Office said the upcoming interim budget will provide relief while reducing allocations to all Ministries except for Health and Education.

Several media reported that the salaries of public sector employees will be increased with immediate effect by the Budget to be presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.