Jul 30, 2018

No ‘Suraksha’ if parent dies of heart ailment Featured

Education trade unions are objecting to the exclusion of schoolchildren, whose parents die of heart ailment, from ‘Suraksha’ insurance coverage.

Lanka Teachers Services Union secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe notes that a considerable number of Sri Lankans die of heart ailments.

Children of such people should be covered by ‘Suraksha’, he insists.

The media secretary to the education minister, when contacted, said an amendment would be introduced to the insurance scheme later this year with regard to the clause on accidental deaths.