Written by Tharushan Fernando
03 Nov, 2016 | 9:08 pm
Military Spokesperson Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne says the government has decided to provide a retirement allowance for disabled veterans of the three armed forces and Sri Lanka Police.
The decision was made following a request made to provide a pension to all disabled veterans of the three armed forces and police with a service record of less than 12 years.
Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne, noted that all war heroes are being provided with a monthly salary inclusive of all allowances, in addition to a disability allowance.
He further explained that the President had directed his attention to this matter and had made provisions to provide them with an allowance from February next year – and starting February 2017, they will receive this allowance in addition to the disability allowance that is given.
State Minister of Finance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena pointed out that according to the final decision, the pensions that were not provided to the disabled war heroes over 55 years will be given to all disabled war heroes as per the directive of the president. He with
Thus, the President has taken measures to do the maximum for the war heroes who made sacrifices on behalf of the nation, it was pointed out.
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