The houses built in Kandy on behalf of the war heroes will be handed over to Ranaviru families on Sunday. Director General of the Media Centre for National Security Lakshman Hulugalle briefed the media today in this respect.
Mr. Hulugalle said the President will declare open the Scheme on Sunday at 10.00 a.m. He said the “Api Wenuwen Api” programme was mooted by the Defence Secretary about three and a half to four years back, when the humanitarian operations were in progress. The aim was two pronged. One was to give publicity and awareness about the operations and the other was to create a Fund for the welfare of the members of the three Forces. Mr. Hulugalle pointed out that they were able to achieve their objectives.