The cabinet has approved a monthly allowance of Rs. 5,000 for teachers and principals, till the recommendations of the sub-committee appointed to look into their salary anomalies are incorporated into the budget.
Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has agreed to the payment, which would be given for a two month period.
The report submitted by the sub-committee was also approved at the Cabinet meeting today (31).
A decision has also been taken to request the teachers to recommence teaching, as they have refrained from doing so for several weeks in protest over their salary anomalies.
The sub-committee members were Dullas Alahapperuma, Prasanna Ranatunga, Wimal Weerawansa and Mahinda Amaraweera.