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  Following the Manifesto of Vision for Prosperity, the official ceremony to welcome the New Year 2020 and the commencement of the work was held on 01 st of January at 8.30 a.m under the patronage of Director General of Pensions- A. Jagath D Dias at department premises.

The event commenced after the Director General of Pensions hoisted the national flag and Additional Director General of Pensions hoisted the department flag. The Chief Incumbent of the Panchikawatte Sri Abhayasingharama , Ven.Demalusse Medhankara Thero visited the event and performed the Buddhist religious practices including pirith chanting attending the crowd into the five precepts.

Also, Hindu, Catholic, Islamic clergymen conveyed their greetings for the New Year performing all religious observances. All the members of the DoP staff participated for the event and a brief explanation on the path and the challenges of the Department of the Pensions during the upcoming year was delivered by the Director General of Pensions while forwarding the greetings for the New Year.

All staff members of the Department of Pensions including the Additional Director General of Pensions were participated to the event. A tea party was organized at the end of the event by the Welfare Society of the Department of Pensions for the participants.