State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe says that priority has given to pay the government employee salaries, pensions and welfare benefits schemes.
“There shouldn’t be undue fear regarding the payment of government employee salaries or welfare benefits including Samrudhi. – Priority is given to government employee salaries, pensions and welfare benefits schemes” he said.
He further says that even though the country’s economy is at a stable level we have not yet come out of the crisis completely. Required programme to overcome the crisis is currently underway. All mandatory & essential payments are being done by managing government revenue and expenditure.
There shouldn’t be any undue fear about this. In addition, the government is implementing an orderly and systematic plan to settle the bills due in consultation with the relevant line ministries.