ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s central bank has advertised for a gym instructor to continue health benefits to its staff, an official said, amid an economic crisis that is expected to prolong for years,

The central bank published a tender document in print media, calling for tender “for selecting a suitable service provider for obtaining the service of an Instructor to the Gymnasium of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) on outsourced basis”.

“We have the gym for about 15 years in the central bank and it is for the befit of the employees,” an official at Central Bank’s Security Services Department told Economy Next.

“The last gym instructor we had for a long time retired recently and that is why we have opened the vacancy for that position. This is something the central bank had for a long time. This is not something new.”

Most of tough and innovative monetary policy decisions are expected to be formulated by the central bank., which expects the crisis to continue for years.

The move came under criticism citing that the central bank was not following austerity measures, which it has been preaching since it along with the finance ministry announced that they were suspending all the foreign debt repayment from April 12. (Colombo/May25/2022)