Mar 22, Colombo: Farmers in Sri Lanka have complained to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) about the government's failure to pay the farmers' pension.
The All Ceylon Farmers' Federation says that the government has failed to pay the farmers' pension for one and a half years.
The Federation has complained to the HRC stating that the government's failure had violated the fundamental rights of the farmers.
National Organizer of the Federation, Namal Karunaratne after handing over the petition to the HRC said that while the farmers have not been paid the pension since November 2011, there was no information about the Rs.90 billion that was in the farmers' pension fund.
He added that the Federation would also resort to legal action to find out what had happened to the money.
Karunaratne noted that the farmers' pension fund was built with contributions from farmers and they had the right to know what happened to their monies.