Almost thirty percent of the vehicles that come to Colombo on week days are those used by public servants and most have drivers too, costing around 150,000 monthly for fuel and salary for each vehicle. It could be more cost effective and ease traffic congestion if public servants are paid 50,000 rupees monthly instead, Chairman, Road Development Authority, M. D. S. Fernando told The Island yesterday (13).
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MUCH is being written on DST. Some people have even sought legal redress in courts to force the government to undo DST. Let me give some important reasons why DST is of immense value: a) The government announced that 250 MW electricity was saved last year through DST. There should really be no other reason needed to repeat DST every year.