Adopting the proposal presented to Colombo Municipal Council by the Mayoress Rosy Senanayaka to increase the salaries of Councilors by Rs.20,000 a month is a huge injustice to the masses who pay tax says JVP Councilor to CMC Hemantha Weerakone.
Speaking at a press conference held yesterday (25th) Mr Weerakone said, “The administration misuses the money paid by citizens as tax. It would cost the taxpayer Rs.5355000 for a month at the rate of Rs.45,000 a month for 119 Councilors. The amount for a year would be more than Rs. 64200000. If it is for the whole term it would be more than Rs. 220000000.
When allowances for transport, telephone and stamps are added each councillor would get more than Rs. 70,000 a month. Isn’t it a huge injustice for the people who tax for the CMC?” asked Mr Weerakone.
He also accused members of the SLPP for the indirect support they rendered to the proposal by deviously keeping away from voting.
JVP Councilors for the CMC Ranil Jayasena, Hemantha Weerakone and Sumith Passaperuma were present.
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Posted by Newsfirst.lk on Saturday, August 25, 2018