Rs 33,637 M paid out in 2019 – Pensions Dept
By Paneetha Ameresekere
Sri Lanka had a total of 41,149 disabled or dead armed forces personnel and Police last year to whom or their dependents a sum of Rs 33,637 million was paid in 2019 as salaries and allowances, the Pensions Department’s 2019 annual report presented in Parliament on 7 October, said.
Of these beneficiaries, the highest number was from the Army with a total of 36,886 beneficiaries in 2019. This number received compensation payments of Rs 29,897 million in 2019, equivalent to 88.88 per cent of such total disbursements.
Next in line was the Police with 2,334 beneficiaries in 2019. Third in line was the Navy, with 1,490 beneficiaries. This lot or their families received a total payment of Rs 1,271 million in 2019. Last were those related to the Air Force, where such personnel numbered 539 in 2019.