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DG AIB fails to appear before HRC

2013 Aug 07

It is said that Director General of Agricultural Insurance Board (AIB) that handles the farmers' pension scheme has failed to appear before the Human Rights Commission (HRC).

 When a petition filed by a farmers' association on the nonpayment of the farmer's pension was taken up for hearing.

The director general was cited as the respondent in the complaint filed in May by 59 farmers who are recipients of the pension. They complained that the pension paymts due to them have not been paid by the authorities.

Counsel appearing for the petitioners, Sunil Watagala said that the director general has failed to respect even a state institution like the HRC.

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