The Samagi Jana Balawegaya has requested the government to increase salaries of state sector employees through the upcoming budget.
Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman speaking to media today said the government made various promises for the state sector to come into power, yet failed to fulfil such promises.
He added salary cuts have been introduced, instead of increasing benefits.
MP Rahuman noted that state sector employees are severely burdened with the rising cost of living.
He stressed on the need to provide concessions to those battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Parliamentarian said many individuals lost livelihoods during the pandemic that resulted in a loss of income.