Jan 23, 2020

Increment for 600,000 pensioners suspended Featured

The decision to increase pensions had been cancelled by the Cabinet, State Administration Ministry Secretary S. Hettiarachchi had notified all ministry secretaries.

The decision to increase pensions was taken on December 10, 2019 under circular number 2019/35, but during the Cabinet meeting on January 02, it was decided to suspend it.

The increment for pensioners was scheduled to take place on January 01.

During the Cabinet meeting on November 11, 2019 it was decided to revise the pensions based on the total pensions due on January 01.

However, during the January 02 Cabinet meeting it was decided to revise all pensioner’s pensions in line with the new government’s policies.

According to the Pensions Department, almost 600,000 persons are being paid pensions.