Finance Ministry announces salary payment dates for state sector

January 23, 2023 at 4:20 PM

The Ministry of Finance has announced the tentative days for the payment of the monthly salaries of state employees.

State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that the monthly salaries of non-executive grade state employees will be paid on 25th January 2023.

The State Minister further said that the monthly salaries of executive grade state employees will be paid on the same day or the following day, 26th January 2023. 

Last week (17), the government announced that it had decided to delay the salaries of certain state sector employees by a few days due to the current financial situation in Sri Lanka.

The measure has been taken as the government’s new income plan for the year 2023 has been implemented and will require a certain period of time to accumulate the expected income.

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 received Cabinet approval, delaying salary payments of state employees. (NewsWire)