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Best way to pay tribute to war heroes is to help their children in education – Defence Secretary

Nov 15, 2010 10:31:48 AM - itnnews.lk

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has emphasized that the best way to help the war heroes is to contribute in providing a better education to their children.

Mr. Rajapaksa opined that a better education should be given to the children of the war heroes. He said this is the most appropriate way that the people could assist the war heroes.

The Defence Secretary was speaking at a ceremony organized to award Scholarships to children of war heroes who had made supreme sacrifices, or disappeared or were rendered disabled during the war. These children had been successful in the Grade Five Scholarship Examination. The scholarships were given under the third stage of the “Viru Sisu Pradeepa” main Scholarship Programme. 176 children of members of the Armed Force and the Police received scholarships. Chiefs of the Armed Forces and the IGP were among those who graced the occasion.