PM curtails State expenses

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, expenses from all Ministries other than from those of the Education and Health will be cut off forthwith, with a view to providing immediate relief to the public who are struggling to make ends meet.

Already the Premier has decided to curtail his own expenditure by 50 per cent to tide over the country’s economic meltdown and he has noted that the monies so saved will be channelled to provide relief to the public.

Reportedly, Wickremesinghe is set to summon all Ministry Secretaries next week to officially convey this decision.

Meanwhile, Wickremesinghe said, a decision has not been made to increase the salaries of public sector employees.