Public servants can retire at 55
By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake
Clearing confusions regarding the retirement age of public sector employees following Budget proposals, Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon said that public sector employees who are above 55 years could retire from service after 1 January 2022.
The Minister made this remark in response for a question raised by Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) MP Vijitha Herath in Parliament yesterday (24). Herath pointed out that many public sector employees who are about to retire from service were confused after the Government announced that retirement age would be increased to 65 years.
The JJB MP further said that some reports are being circulated claiming that the Government is considering reducing the retirement age from 65 to 63 years.
“You should give a proper explanation to clear the air,” he said.
“There is nothing to be confused about. Any public sector employee who is 55 years old and wishes to retire from service, such employees could do that from 1 January 2022,” Tennakoon in reply said.