Commissioner General Prabhath Chandrakeerthi of the Labour Department changed the formula for payment of compensation to employees in an extraordinary gazette notification.
As a result, the formula for workman compensation award has been increased from “Rupees One Million and Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand” to “Rupees Two Million Five Hundred Thousand.”
After meeting with the Labour Minister, the change was made.
The Gazette notice cited Section 6D of the Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions) Act, No. 45 of 1971, as amended by the Act, No. 12 of 2003.