(Srilankamirror) – Samurdhi officers have lost their confidence in the government following the presentation of budget 2012, says the Samurdhi Development Officers’ Association.
It alleges the government is plotting to curtail privileges of Samurdhi officers by integrating them into a department.
This proposal approved by the cabinet in August has been included in the budget, says the association.
It is unreasonable for the government to take charge of EPF and ETF money of the Samurdhi officers in the past 16 years, tentatively and the membership will rally against the move, it says.
Secretary of the association Chamara Maddumakaluge says the 10 per cent pay hike is totally inadequate.