The Samurdhi pension scheme will be presented to the Cabinet during the next few days.
Promotions and salary increases will also be granted urgently. Secretary of the All Island Samurdhi Development Association Jagath Kumara informed this at a media briefing held in Colombo today. He said that it is not an easy task to place a person who works in an authority, corporation or a board in a different cadre that receives a pension. But the President has given them the assurance to grant them a pension. He said that discussions were held with the Deputy Minister of Economic Development on the advice of Minister Basil Rajapaksa. He has explained that cabinet paper in this connection will be presented within the next two weeks.