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Increase retirement age to 65 years : Harsha de Silva

The retirement age should be increased to 65 years, Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva said.

Speaking at the National Pensioners’ Day Symposium at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institution, de Silva said Sri Lanka does not have a sustainable pension structure.

Problems relating to pensioners have been ignored.

Sri Lanka has more women than men.

Statistics have revealed that men live up to 72 years while women live for 78 years.

According to the latest labour force report, the labour force is 8.8 million of which 5.5 million are males and 2.5 million are females.

Author: TELO Media Team 1