Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers had decided to issue a gazette notification before 20th November 2021 declaring teacher service, teacher advisory service and principal services as closed services.
In addition it was decided to implement the salary revisions recommended by the Cabinet Sub-Committee to eliminate the salary anomalies of teachers and principals, in stages through a 2022 budget proposal
Further, the Cabinet of Minister have decided on granting a special allowance of Rs. 5000 for teachers and principals who are on duty during the months of September and October 2021.
The Cabinet of Minister also decided on taking necessary steps by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Provincial Councils and other relevant authorities to implement the other proposals of the Sub-Committee within 6 months.
According to a document by the Department of Government Information, the Cabinet of Ministers have decided on granting policy approval to implement the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub-Committee.