Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Minimum 15% Salary Increment to All Private Sector Employees

The Finance minister of Sri Lanka has approved a Bill which comes into effect on 01.04.2009 and it states that all Privately Held companies need to give a minimum salary increment of 15% to all employees every six months.

This comes as a relief to petitioners appealing against the growing work hours in the Privately Held organizations and which do not have a proper system to check overtime.

The bill also mentions that all employees be provided 20 days of casual leave every year.

Following document contains list of companies list of companies which will be brought under the umbrella of the Bill in the first round of implementation.
URL: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcbsc86n_0d8hfv8dz

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Somethings to concider before applying for foreign degree

I saw following Public Notice from the University Grants Commission on Sunday Observer (01/03/2009 Page: 49),
The Public is hereby informed that the University Grants Commission recognizes foreign Universities / Higher Educational Institutes that are listed in the following International Publications which are authentic sources of information on Universities and Higher Educational Institutes in different countries, are recognized at present:
  1. Commonwealth Universities Yearbook (Published by Association of Commonwealth Universities)
  2. International Handbook of Universities (Published by International Association of Universities)
It is repsonsibility of the general public to verify from the above sources or the University Grants Commission the recognition of Universities / Higher Educational Institutes before registration for a degree awarded by a foreign University / Higher Education.
With lot of scammers like Sakwithi Ransinghe, Seagul etc. You better check the foreign degree awarding institute before paying thousands of ruppies to them.
Good online resources are,
Yes, It is a good idea to check the world rank of the university also. ;-)