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National Council & National Secretariat for Elders

Mission

"To encourage participation of older persons on social development and to ensure their independence   care, participation, self-fulfillment and dignity. Also to protect the rights of elders  through awareness programmes"

Objectives

  • To protect and promote the rights of elders.
  • To identify the problems faced by the elders and make the policies accordingly and implement them.
  • To implement various types of programmes by using their knowledge, skills and experience once again for social development.
  • To conduct pre-retirement awareness programmes
  • To provide guidance and various types of welfare assistance for the needy elders.
  • To maintain a database relating to elders.

Activities:-

National Council for Elders and National Secretariat for Elders have been established under the Protection of Elders Rights Act No. 9 of 2000.

Sri Lanka belongs to South Asia where the percentage of elders is rapidly increasing. Therefore it is the duty of the Government to protect the rights of elders as well as to promote Social Welfare Services.

 

Healthy Aging Filled with Happiness

The elders population in Sri Lanka is rapidly increasing in line with the increase of world elderly population. It is expected that the elderly population in Sri Lanka will be 27.6% in year 2050 which was 9.3% in year 2000.  Elders are well equipped with  experience & knowledge. Our objective is to create environment where both youth and elders could take. part in the development process while exchanging their knowledge & skills thus ensuring the well being of the country with the aim of  getting elderly participation for the development of the country. The Secretariat has built up a net work of elder’s committees throughout  the Island.

Our aim is to make elders free from loneliness, get their active participation for the development of the country while ensuring the five UN principles of Freedom, Participation, Care, Dignity and Self Fulfillment.

 

 

Views and Suggestions

According to requests received by the National Secretariat for Elders and provincial social services Ministries, It is clear that many elders do not have permanent residences at present.

As per Act No.09 of 2000 residences should be prepared for homeless elders. As these requirements have not been fulfilled so far, National Secretariat for Elders has decided to start a paying elders’ home for retired elders as well as other elders. Accordingly relevant project proposal is submitted herewith.

 

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Dayata Kirula National Development Program– 2012

No.

Program

Place where the program took place

Place (GramaNiladharee Division)

Profit

No. of Beneficiaries

Financial Progress

Expected Benefit



1

Renovation of eksath elders day care Centre

Galnewe

Galnewe- 465

183,777.73

262,539.62

Promote the standard of elders day care Centre & upgrade elder’s social welfare


2

Renovation of Mudithaelders day care Centre

Talawe

Talawe- 410

143,520.69

205,029.56


§ Under the renovation of elders day care Centre program, Rs.78,761.89 shall be provided for 30% of pending work atGalnewe elders day care Centre

§ Under the renovation of elders day care Centre program, Rs.61,508.87 shall be provided for 30% of pending work atTalawe elders day care Centre


3

Counseling program conducted for the member of elders’ societieswith the purpose of train them.

Medawachchiya, Padaviya, Kekirawe, Kebithigolle

Mehavilachchiya,Rabewe

300

215,000.00

conduct Counseling and training program for the member of elders’ societies













 

4.5 Financial and Physical Progress 2012.01.01 - 2012.09.30

Activities

Estimated Amount (Million)

Approved Amount (Million)

Physical Progress

Establishment of village level elders committees

2.800

1.465

· Allocation has been given to 247 village level societies.

· Allocation has been given to 09 divisional level societies.

Issue elders identity

0.720

0.264

· 26478 Elders identity card has been issued.

· Mobile service has been conducted each divisional secretariats.

Establishment of day care centre and help them to get income

0.800

0.425

· Fund allocation has been given to 14 day care centre’s

· Under the financial assistance program to lower income people, two persons have been benefited.

Publications

0.600

0.337

· 1000 “Elders” magazine has been published for the year of 2012.

Awareness and training program

2.740

0.832

· National secretariat for elders had kept a stall in “Deyatakirula” 2012 to awareness to public.

· Elder’s handicraft exhibition& sale was held (National art gallery 04.04.2012).

· Training program was conducted for 150 care givers.

Conducting medical clinics, issue of eye lenses and hearing machines.

9.700

5.151

· 1064 people benefited from issue of eye lenses and 17 peoples benefited from issue of hearing machine.

Celebrations of international elders day

1.500

0.266

· International elders’ day was celebrated on 1st of October 2012.

· Allocation has been given to 100 divisional secretariats for celebrate international elders day.

Providing funds to elders home

1.700

0.893

Katharagama elders’ home is running with the help of National Secretariat for Elders.

National council for elders meetings

0.800

0.514

09 Council meeting was held.

The maintenance board for Claim from Neglectors

0.875

0.440

· 124 Applications received up to the year 2012 by maintenance board

· 78 Applications inquired and settled

· 41Applications on pending.

Thousand Allowance for over 70 years elders

190.2

170.2

· According to budget proposal 2012 1000/- allowance provides for over 70 year elders giving through national saving bank.

4.6 Views and Suggestions

According to requests received by the National Secretariat for Elders and provincial social services Ministries, It is clear that many elders do not have permanent residences at present.

As per Act No.09 of 2000 residences should be prepared for homeless elders. As these requirements have not been fulfilled so far, National Secretariat for Elders has decided to start a paying elders’ home for retired elders as well as other elders. Accordingly relevant project proposal is submitted herewith.

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