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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

Commission Circular No: 523

23rd June, 1992.



Vice-Chancellors of Universities,
Directors of Institutes.
Directors of Affliated University Colleges



This Circular has been modified by Circular No : 536

Your kind attention is drawn to Establishments Circular Letter No.37/1990 dated 15th October 1990, issued in respect of the above matter.

The University Grants Commission at its 346th meeting held on 25th February 1992, decided to continue the payment of Risk Allowance to those categories of employees who were paid the Risk Allowance earlier and to extend the payment to those who were recruited after 30th January 1964, until such time as either a formal Risk Allowance Scheme is formulated or alternative arrangements are made in keeping with Workmen's Compensation or other ordinances.

Accordingly, the following categories of employees and who had earlier been in receipt of this allowance and those who have been recruited after 30th January 1964 will be eligible to draw the Risk Allowance as personal to them at the rate of 15% of the basic salary of their respective post, subject to a ceiling of Rs.111/- p.m.


Faculty of Engineering

Maintenance Department

Research Technician ] Foreman
Electronic Technician ]- Presently Technicians Welder
Laboratory Assistant. ] Wireman (Electrician)
Mechanic Metre Reader
Laboratory Attendant Labourer

The payment of Risk Allowance will be effective from 01.10.1990.

(Mrs CS Karunaratna - Secretary)


  • Chairman/UGC
  • Vice-Chairman/UGC
  • Members of the UGC
  • Secretary/UGC
  • Deans of Faculties
  • Registrars of Universites
  • Financial Controller/UGC
  • Bursars of Universities
  • Librarians/SAL/AL of the Higher Educational Institutions/Institutes;
  • Snr. Asst.Registrars/Asst.Registrars of HEIs/Campuses
  • Snr. Asst.Bursars/Asst.Bursars of HEIs/Campuses
  • Chief Internal Auditor/UGC
  • Govt. Audit Superintendents of Universities
  • Snr. Asst.Int. Auditors/Asst.Int.Auditors of HEIs
  • Secretaries of Trade Unions
  • Auditor-General

File No: UGC/E/6/9/13