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* Farmer federation in Sri Lanka to hand over petition on pension fund issues to the Human Rights Commission
Thu, Jan 2, 2014, 10:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 02, Colombo: A farmer federation in Sri Lanka will hand over a petition tomorrow (3) to the Human Rights Commission in the country against issues pertaining to the farmers' pension scheme.

The All Ceylon Farmers' Federation is taking action against the government's move to increase the pension age of farmers from 60 years to 63 years and for not allocating funds to pay the arrears payments due to farmers during the period the pension scheme was defunct.

National Organizer of the Federation, Namal Karunaratne said the petition will be handed over to the Human Rights Commission tomorrow morning.

He said the federation will continue to agitate for the farmers' right to a proper pension scheme that would benefit them.

He added that the farmers contribute monies to the pension fund and the government has failed to give accounts of the fund and has not paid the farmers their dues.

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