Minimum Wage Rates in Sri Lanka from 2013
According to legislation to be presented in Parliament shortly, the national minimum monthly wage for all workers in any industry or service will be Rs. 10,000, while the national minimum daily wage of a worker will be Rs. 400. Once the law is enacted, it will be mandatory for employers in all industry or service to pay the national minimum wage which should be the wage of a worker after deduction of all contributions of whatsoever nature. The law will come into operation with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
|Industry||Worker Category||Minimum wages (in LKR)|
|Plantation Sector||380 per day|
|plus Attendence Bonus||105 per day|
|plus productivity incentive||30 per day|
|Industrial Sector||Unskilled||6500-7500 per month|
|Semi Skilled||7000-8000 per month|
|Skilled||7500-9500 per month|
|Service Sector||Unskilled||6500-7500 per month|
|Semi Skilled||7500-8000 per month|
|Skilled||8400-9500 per month|
- Overtime is paid at One and Half times the normal hourly rate of wage.
- Holiday pay for work on weekends (Sundays) and public holidays is paid for at a higher rate 1 1/2 times the daily rate or double the rate of remuneration.
- Bonuses e.g. project, attendance, festival would vary from company to company.