The Agricultural Insurance Director General says that the Farmer Pension is extinct.
The team including the Director said so that when the human rights petition against non-payment of farmer pension was taken up for hearing at the Human Rights Commission yesterday.
The All Sri Lanka Agrarian Federation had recently filed a petition saying that by non-payment of farmer pension benefits, human rights of about a million farmers who had contributed to farmer pension had been violated.
Accordingly the petition was taken up for hearing at the Human Rights Commission for the second time yesterday.
All Sri Lanka Agrarian Federation National Organiser Naamal Karunaaratne expressing his views after the hearing of petitions held at the Human Rights Commission.