The payment of gratuity arrears to retired workers of the Sri Lanka Transport Board begins.
A serious crisis surfaced due to the non-payment of gratuity to SLTB employees who had gone on retirement from 2005. Adverting to this fact, the President issued instructions to relevant sections to make payments with effect from yesterday. With the mediation of Minister Kumara Welgama, a sum of 663 million rupees was allocated through a cabinet memorandum. A function with regard to the launching of the initial payment was held at the SLTB Headquarters at Narahenpita. Deputy Minister Rohana Dissanayake was present.