Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has referred to the significant dedication made by war heroes as well as their families to achieve freedom for the motherland. He said that the Government is ready to accord high acclamation for this exemplary dedication.
The Defence Secretary said that they were able achieve this victory due to the supreme sacrificed made by the wr heroes from the time the first soldier sacrificed his life in 1980 until the end. The dedications made by families of war heroes should be acclaimed as in the case of those in the Armed Forces and the Police. Salaries as well as compensation were being provided to these families to enhance their economic standard. Also, he added that the Seva Vanitha Units were also discharged a valuable task for the welfare of these families.
The Defence Secretary was participating in the awarding of Utthama Pooja Pranama and Veera Medals for relatives of Ranaviru families of the Kanday District. The event was held at the Sri Lanka Army Rifle Brigade Base at Pallekelle. Ag group including the defence hierarchy of the area was present.