New hotline to report elderly grievances
June 15, 2017 04:12 pm
The Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare & Kandyan Heritage, S. B. Dissanayake stated that a 24 hour hotline had been introduced for the elderly, enabling them to report any hardships and problems to the National Secretariat for Elders.
The awareness programme for the new venture was initiated with the leadership of Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, S. B. Dissanayake, at the Colombo-Central bus stand today (15).
The Minister who took part in the pasting of awareness stickers on buses also stated that a society respectful of their elders must be created within the country.
Accordingly, to provide information on grievances faced by the elderly, contact the National Secretariat for Elders through the new hotline at: 118