Leader of Illankai Thamil Arasu kadchi Mavai Senathiraja, MP, congratulating President Mahinda Rajapaksa following the presentation of budget for the next fiscal year. Senathiraja’s predecessor, S. Sampanthan, who remains the leader of the five-party Tamil national Alliance (TNA) is seated next to the President.

(Pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja)

Something for everybody

Budget 2015

*Rs 25,000 minimum monthly income for public servants

*Col allowance up by Rs. 2,200

* Allowances for university teachers and non-academics increased

* Rs. 5,000 allowance for doctors

* Employer EPF contribution increased to 14%

* Special tax on vehicle imports

* Guaranteed price of paddy increased from Rs. 34 to Rs 40 per kilo

* Basic minimum salary of 10,000 for private sector

* 5,000 new teacher assistants to be recruited

* Mahapola stipend increased upto Rs 4,000

* Economic growth of 8.2% expected

* Budget deficit to be reduced to 4.6% of GDP




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