Minister reveals Rs. 38 million pension fraud
Minister reveals Rs. 38 million pension fraud

25 July 2014

It is said that Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne told Parliament yesterday that paying pension arrears through the Divisional Secretariats had been stopped after receiving information that a huge fraud amounting to over Rs. 38.2 million had taken place in several Divisional Secretariats.   The Minister, responding to several questions raised by JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake on Wednesday, said that payment of pension arrears through divisional secretariats had been stopped by Circular No 06/2014 following reports of misappropriation of funds. An investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department was underway to identify the culprits, Parliament was told.     Add new comment

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