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* 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.

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