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TUs campaign for private sector salary increase

Private sector trade unions have launched a campaign for a salary increase and demand a Rs. 15,000 minimum basic salary for private sector employees. Secretary of the Inter Company Employees' Union and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna parliamentarian Wasantha Samarasinghe said that with the increasing cost-of-living the workers in the private sector have been compelled to demand a salary increase. Private sector salaries should be increased parallel to the government sector salary increase.

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Lebanon crisis hits Lanka by $ 9m in remittances per month

As a result of the Lebanon crisis Sri Lanka will lose nearly US$ 9 million in foreign remittances per month, according to the Foreign Employment Bureau. This is nearly 10% of the total remittance from Middle East countries. Sources said that there are nearly 90,000 Sri Lankan employees in Lebanon and most of them are housemaids.

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Over 30% power distribution loss in remote areas

The distribution loss of electricity in remote areas is over 30 percent. If a household consumes 1000W then the Ceylon Electricity Board will have to generate 1300W to the consumer because 300W are lost during distribution and transmission. To solve the rural electrification crisis we need to have decentralised power generating systems with isolated mini grids operated independently, said Chairman, Hydropower International (Pvt) Ltd. Nishantha Nanayakkara.

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