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  The government had declared the October 08 th of every year as National Pensioneers’ Day in order to pay the nation’s tribute for senior citizens of the nation, who have rendered their knowledge, skills and attitudes day and night to create a prosperous country for the future generation dedicating the best period of their lifetime for the upliftment of the nation.

Accordingly, the National Pensioners’ Day was celebrated at Nelum Pokuna Theatre on October 08 th 2019 with the participation of Prime Minister of the Sri Lanka Democratic and Socialist Republic Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, Minister of Public Administration, Management and Livestock Development Ranjith Madduma Bandara with the direction of Secretary of Minister of Public Administration, Management and Livestock Development, Mr.J.J. Rathnasiri this time to felicitate the valuable service, celebrating the every senior citizens proudly.

Around thousands of senior retired citizens representing the various divisional secretariats and pension unions of the island were participated for this programme launched by the Department of Pensions under the entire supervision and guidance of the Director General of Pensions adjoining with the leading private institutions.

The National Pensioneers’ Day which gifted a few hours of entertainment of dancing drama and singings for retired citizens was colured by the Eastern Music Band of Sri Lanka Army in dancing and drama. Veteran TV and stage actor Rodney Warnakula's comedy performance was able to add a fresh light to the stage.

After the address of the Prime Minister of the Sri Lanka Democratic and Socialist Republic Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, Minister of Public Administration, Management and Livestock Development Ranjith Madduma Bandara offered the greetings for the pensioners on behalf of the National Pensioners’ Day 2019.

The keynote speech on behalf of this year's National Pensioneers’ Day was delivered by a leading human skills development specialist of the country, Mr. Sanath Gamage. His speech, involved with practical activities to overcome negative attitudes connected with old age mentality was won the appreciation of the audience.

Number of leading private establishments in Sri Lanka had contributed their sincere cooperation for this celebration. Accordingly, the new technological application introduced for senior citterns called “Sri Lanka pensions app” of Dialogue Axiata PLC was also launched at the same date. The National Pensioners’ Day 2019 which brought a light for the retirement life of the senior citizens of Sri Lanka was successfully concluded.