All Ceylon Peasants Federation lodges complaint with SLHRC

All Ceylon Peasants Federation lodges complaint with SLHRC

Written by Bella Dalima

03 Jan, 2014 | 11:06 pm

The All Ceylon Peasants Federation lodged a complaint with the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission on Friday over the farmers pension scheme.

The All Ceylon Peasants Federation claims that the failure to pay arrears in farmers pensions and increasing the beneficiary age limit, have violated the human rights of those entitled to the farmers pension.

National Organiser of All Ceylon Peasants Federation, Namal Karunaratne shared these views;

“As per the agreement, any government is bound to make pension payments to entitled farmers from the time they are 60 years old. By increasing the age from 60 to 63, the government has violated the human rights of the farmer. We are prepared to take this up to the Supreme Court. If this is not resolved through the Human Rights Commission then we are even prepared to take this to International Human Rights Commissions in Geneva..”

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