Special program implemented for pensioners
All banks in the country will remain open today (10) and tomorrow (11) for the payment of pensions.
Persons who travel to obtain the pension allowances may use their Pension Identity card as a travel pass, the Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication stated.
Furthermore, free transport services have been arranged for pensioners who are unable to find their own transport method.
Army Commander General Shavendra Silva noted that the transport arrangements are carried out with the collaboration of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), following discussions with the State Minister of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry, Dilum Amunugama, Divisional Secretariats, and the Sri Lanka Army.