The Government is considering increasing the allowances paid to war heroes. Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the Government’s desire is to assist them in building their houses or to effect repairs to the existing houses.
He said the people were terrorized in the past 30 years. The Security Forces safeguarded the territorial integrity of the country and its sovereignty during this period. Therefore the President has decided to launch a constructive programme for their benefit. The Minister pointed out thatd that their pensions will be increased and a minimum of 100,000 rupees will be given to undertake construction of houses or effect repairs to existing houses.
The Minister was speaking at a Ranaviru commemoration ceremony in Kandy. Minister of the Central Provincial Council Sunil Amaratunge was among those present.