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The Labour Department is planning to introduce a new system to alert Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members about their monthly EPF balance via sms, the Commissioner of Labour (Enforcement Division) Thilanga Weerakkody said.

He told the Daily Mirror that after implementing the new system, people would be able to receive their available EPF balance instead of receiving the annual statement.

“Employers should send the mobile numbers of EPF members to the Labour Department in order to facilitate this process," Mr. Weerakkody said.

He said before implementing the new system, an Act should be approved and sent to the legal draftsman. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


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  • Leo Friday, 04 September 2020 09:08 AM

    Please do this. Small steps like this will help to create a "inna hithena ratak".

    JRDW Friday, 04 September 2020 09:24 AM

    "He said before implementing the new system, an Act should be approved and sent to the legal draftsman." to do a simple thing they need to pass an act but to invest all the EPF money in CSI no act or drama nothing.

    Still lankan Friday, 04 September 2020 09:29 AM

    Due to covid, any possibility that we can get a portion of the EPF .

    BigEars Friday, 04 September 2020 10:03 AM

    At the rate the Sri Lanka economy is nose diving, the SMS will give you the balance of Monopoly money.

    Yehiya Friday, 04 September 2020 10:38 AM

    But annual statement must send through the mail or email with details. EPF

    R.M. Peter Singho Friday, 04 September 2020 04:08 PM

    Very good move. Thanks to the Commissioner of Labour.

    Dean Leo Martin Friday, 04 September 2020 04:10 PM

    Is it the monthly contribution amount or the accumulated total with interest.

    Ruwan Alston Friday, 04 September 2020 06:20 PM

    Please give the out standing balance of EPF and ETF monthy basis via SMS.


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