Sports Minister DayasiriJayasekaraat a recent meeting held with the Interim Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket requested the Interim Committee to consider making permanent the current contracted staff members of SLC. Most of these staff members have been on contract for many years with their contracts being extended on a regular basis.
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The Interim Committee considered the request of the Minister Jaysekera and decided at its recent meeting to make permanent all of the office and administrative staff of Sri Lanka Cricket. In pursuance of this decision, the letters to staff members were issued at a very simple ceremony at SLC.
The effective date of commencement of permanent employment is 16November and all benefits currently enjoyed by the staff will continue uninterrupted. Further, the earned gratuity too will be carried over into the new employment.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Interim Committee SidathWettimuny stated: “Employees need to function with dignity and the Interim Committee has only recognised the rights of the employees of SLC and that this gesture has been bestowed upon themto carry out their functions without fear or favour.”
Wettimuny thanked the Minister of Sports for having initiated this noble action and also for giving all the encouragement and support to fulfill this process.
The Interim Committee is of the view that this action will result in greater commitment and loyalty on the part of employees to Sri Lanka Cricket and that this will assist the organisation in the years to come.