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Tamil Pensioners not getting their monthly Rs.2,000.00 Cost of living allowance.

There are about 30,000 Sri Lankan Tamil Pensioners in foreign countries.

A Sri Lanka Guardian Reader

(October 31, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) For the last several months or may be years the Sri Lankan Pensioners were getting Rs.2,000.00 a month as C.O.L (Cost of living Allowance) but most of the Tamil pensioners abroad are not paid this as they do not know what is happening to their monthly pensions and their breakdowns of the amounts. They are paid a lump sum payment of base pension but the monthly Rs.2,000.00 COL is not paid to them.

These Pensioners who are living abroad should write to the Director General Of Pensions (Colombo 10) and also to the Sri Lankan Embassy or Sri Lankan High Commission concerned and ask that they be paid the monthlty Rs.2,000.00 Cost of Living Allowance which is their right. They should ask for the breakdown of their pensions. Then the pensioners will know what they are getting and for what and easy to ascertain their base pension and C.O.L.?

If it is difficult to get a reply from the Director General of Pensions then deal with the Sri Lankan Missions Abroad.

The Director General of Pensions in Colombo 10 has an email address and a FAX number. All SL Embassies and SL High Commissions abroad have email addresses and FAX numbers. EMAIL IS FREE so use email as much as possible to get your COL and know the breakdowns. Ask them the breakdown of the pensions you are getting or may be you could ask for full details from the banks (they have email addresses too) that pay your pension in Sri Lanka. One can go to the relevant websites to find our their email addresses and FAX numbers. We are in the 21st century.
-Sri Lanka Guardian

5 comments

d4duke said...

All pensioners who live in Sri Lanka are entitled for the COL, Cost of Living Allowance which the writer has mentioned as Rs 2000.00.
He is asking all Tamil pensioners living abroad to demand the allowance as their right.

No sir, there is no right to the Cost of Living Allowance unless you are in the Island. Even the Sinhala pensioners living abroad do not enjoy the benefit of the COL.

george said...

Cost of living goes up in every country of the world.

What is true (spiralling cost of living) in Sri Lanka is true for Canada, U.S.A, U.K., Australia, New Zealand etc.

Then why discriminate the Sri Lankan pensioners living abroad. They are not beasts of burden but human beings.

george said...

Cost of living goes up in every country of the world.

What is true (spiralling cost of living) in Sri Lanka is true for Canada, U.S.A, U.K., Australia, New Zealand etc.

Then why discriminate the Sri Lankan pensioners living abroad. They are not beasts of burden but human beings.

george said...

Sinhala opensioners abroad should ask for the payment of Cost of Living Allowance (COL).

george said...

FAX NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES OF DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PENSIONS, SRI LANKA. FAX AND EMAILS ARE THE CHEAPEST WAY OF CORRESPONDING WITH THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PENSIONS, COLOMBO 10(MALIGAWATTE).

FAX No.011-94-11-234-2078 and 011-94-11-243-2008, 011-94-11-239-1403.

Email addresses:pension@slnet.lk and dp@pension.gov.lk

These are available in the websites of the Director General of Pensions. TRY TO GET A REPLY FROM HIM IF YOU CAN. IT WILL BE A MIRACLE IF YOU GET A REPLY FROM HIM.GOOD LUCK.

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