State Minister Siyambalapitiya’s tax paying labour force numbers don’t work
Only 120,965 persons or 2.6 percent of the labour force, who are earning over Rs.100,000 per month, are subjected to the PAYE tax.
Daily Mirror | February 11, 2023
Posted on: 16 March, 2023
MP Wigneswaran overstates the unemployment disparity in war affected areas
“Unemployment in our war-affected areas have exceeded 10% while the national average proportion of unemployment is less than 6%.”
Daily FT | September 12, 2020
Posted on: 29 October, 2020
MP Aluthgamage on agriculture: overgrows labour statistics
40% of the population is directly employed in agriculture.
Mawbima | August 17, 2020
Posted on: 24 September, 2020
Wickramaratne employs correct statistics on gender gap in the labour force
"Sri Lanka’s Labour Force Participation (LFP) was 36% for women versus 75% for men in 2016, which is the 14th largest gender gap in LFP globally.
Daily FT | September 25, 2019
Posted on: 24 October, 2019
President overstates share of women in the public sector
Of [public sector employees], 70% are women.
Dinamina | March 28, 2019
Posted on: 6 June, 2019
Minister Fernando is correct: the economy has added 500,000 jobs in the last three years.
Employment has increased from 7.7 million in 2014 to 8.2 million in 2017.
Daily News | October 3, 2018
Posted on: 11 October, 2018