Over 7,000 Govt. Servants who contest LG polls in quandary: Rajitha


More than 7,000 Government Sector and Semi-Government Sector Servants who had submitted nominations to contest at the Local Government Election are in a quandary due to the uncertainty over the LG polls, SJB MP Rajitha Senaratne said in Parliament today.

He said around 7,100 Government Sector and Semi-Government Servants have submitted nominations to contest the election and they are on no-pay leave.
“These people are on on-pay leave and provide them with some redress,’ he said.

Government MP S.B. Dissanayake, who admitted the matter, said similar situations have occurred in the past and added that they had been permitted to report for duty after Cabinet Approval was obtained. 

“Cabinet can decide this matter as well. They should be permitted to report for duty,” he said.

source daily mirror


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