Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan farmers to go before Human Rights Commission against extending age limit to receive pension
Sun, Dec 29, 2013, 10:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 29, Colombo: Farmers island wide will go before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) against the government's move to extend the age limit for farmers to receive their pension to 63 years from the former limit of 60 years.

The All Ceylon Farmers' Federation said it has initiated a process for farmers to complain to the Human Rights Commission for the violation of farmers' rights.

Meanwhile, the Federation announced yesterday that it will also file a fundamental rights petition in court against the government's move to increase the pension age limit.

National Organizer of the Federation, Namal Karunaratne said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his 2014 Budget has increased the age to receive the pension and has also failed to provide any solution to the payment of arrears on the pension.

The Federation filed a complaint at the Human Rights Commission earlier this year against the government's failure to re-activate the farmer's pension scheme.

** Related Story :: Farmers to file FR petition against Sri Lankan government\'s budget proposal

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Attorney General's Department sets up provincial units
-- [2 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism
-- [1 hour and 39 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against lawbreakers, not to permit religious discord
-- [3 hours ago]
Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan visits Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka business chamber conducts workshop on media Strategies for corporate sector
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to conduct tsunami drill today
-- [4 hours ago]
Japan offers higher education scholarships to Sri Lankan students
-- [5 hours ago]
Australia says co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent people smuggling is a success
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appoints Malinga as captain of T20 Team until March 2015
-- [8 hours ago]
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization surrounds government ministry

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.