Unions lodge complain with subject Minister

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Trade unions attached to the Agricultural and Agrarian insurance Board (AAIB) say that they had lodged a complaint with subject Minister Mahinda Amaraweera on the losses incurred by the institution due to corrupt officials.

The trade unions stated that the AAIB earns a monthly revenue of Rs 40 to 50 million through various projects introduced at rural level and noted that salaries are being paid by the monthly income. However, they alleged that AAIB’s income has declined to Rs 10 million due to the corrupt policies of its incumbent chairman. Hence, the trade unions have written to Minister Amaraweera to seek an urgent meeting with him to highlight these issues so speedy action can be taken to put the AAIB back on track.

By Vineetha M. Gamage