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* Disabled war veterans receive service pension benefits
Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 12:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has presented service pension benefit letters to the retired, disabled war veterans who volunteered to retire before completing their 12 year mandatory service period.

At a function held at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday pension benefits were given to 2,261 tri forces personnel and to 136 police officers. Marking the event the President symbolically presented the pension benefit letters to 150 war heroes.

Disabled war veterans who volunteered to retire before their due retirement day were not entitled to pension benefits till today and no government in power has paid attention to the issue.

Though it is contradictory to grant this service pension to the disabled war veterans who had not been in the service for 12 years, the President paying special attention on this issue, and after receiving the Cabinet approval in this regard, decided to provide the service pension for the first time in the history.

State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene, Secretary to the Minister of Law & Order, Jagath P Wijeweera, the Chief of Defense Staff , Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunathilaka, the Commander of the Sri Lankan Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, the Air Force Commander, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathi and senior members of the security forces participated in this event.

 


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