Local News: The Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board issuing a press release say measures have been taken to pay the Rs. 5,000 pension benefits for the month of May to farmers and fishermen retired on the orders of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
All farmers and fishermen pensioners to collect the Rs. 5,000 as their pension payment from appropriate post offices from 11-15 May.
Around Rs. 831 million was allocated for the month of May to pay 162,000 farmers’ pensioners and 4,907 fishermen’s pensioners, the Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Boards said.