Friday, 10 July 2015 - 19:32
Prime Minister orders to pay pension increments from August
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered all District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries today to take immediate measures to pay the pension with increment provided by the government from August.
The circular issued with regard to the revised pension will be effect from 1st.
The Department of Information stated that the pension increment will benefit 330,000 pensioners.
The government has allocated a sum of Rs. 1.5 billion for the increment.
The Prime Minister has instructed the Treasury to immediately release the necessary amount to be paid with the pension provided on the 10th of August.
The task of revising the pension began prior to announcing the General Election.
The Department of Information further stated that implementing the pension increment does not breach the election laws.