Sri Lanka has declared October 8, as the National Day of Pensioners to give due recognition to them and to look into their needs.

Department of Pensions (DoP) will hold an International Symposium on the theme Towards National Pension Framework today (8) at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the participation of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as the Chief Guest.

The keynote address will be delivered by Director of Government Administration Department, Malysia Dato Yeow Ching King.

Director General of Pensions S.S.Hettiarachchi said that they expect the Symposium to provide an opportunity for a productive dialogue on the importance of having a National Pension Framework.

Several Foreign Representatives, Cabinet Ministers, Heads of State and private organizations, donor organizations, NGOs, professionals, academics, representatives from civil society organizations and Pensioners Organizations will be participating.