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Oral Questions - 25th March 2011

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Questions for oral answers 25. 3.2011

Question No – 447/10


Will he state separately –

the total amount of gratuity paid to the employees who left the Sri Lanka Transport Board on per year basis for the last ten years; and


the names of such employees and the gratuity paid to each of them from 2005 to 2010 on per year basis?



Will he inform this House –

as to why some of the employees including Mr. W. A. Jayasena of Meethotamulla Depot who left the SLTB have not been paid gratuity yet; and


as to where the money provided for their gratuity is at present?


If not, why?

Answers

a)    (i)    Year                Amount Paid (Rs.)


20,425,103.60
22,342,510.50
29,542,661.52
59,062,148.76
107,847,429.56
173,302,523.80
252,538,492.94
310,308,765.48
175,765,836.00
49,234,165.65

Total                        1200,369,637.81

Payment of gratuity has been made to, approximately 5000 employees within the last five years.  As there is a large number of employees, nearly three months time is expected to submit details of the amounts to each employee and their list of names.


(b)      (i)    The amount of Rs.297,416/- which is the gratuity entitled to Mr. W. A. Jayasena, has been paid by

Cheque no. 442715 on 30.12.2010.

Payments have been finalized.


(c)    not applicable.