Commencement of Paying Retirement Gratuity to SLTB Employees...
Paying retirement gratuity which was unable to be paid since 1988 has been commenced as a result of the discussions held among Hon.Nimal Siripala De Silva – Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Finance and the General Treasury.
Accordingly, the General Treasury has agreed to pay Rs. 50 million as the first stage to the SLTB employees who did not receive gratuity from 1988 to 2009. A sum of Rs 27.53 million was distributed among 351 of pensioners on 03.05.2016. A sum RS 22.76 million will also be distributed among employees who retired after 2009 and did not receive gratuity.
And also, a sum of Rs 29.44 million were granted on 05.05.2016 to 105 employees who lost their jobs due to political revenge. A sum of Rs 20.96 million will also be distributed among 111 employees who lost their jobs due to political revenge.
The gratuity and compensation were paid with the participation of a large number of people including Hon. Ashok Abesinghe – Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Secretary to the Ministry Mr. Nihal Soomaweera and the Chairman of the SLTB.