The National War Heroes’ Unity headed by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara met President Maithripala Sirisena today (Dec. 21) at the Presidential Secretariat.
During this meeting, the President’s attention was paid on the problems faced by war heroes. He stated that the government is committed for the welfare of the war heroes, and will take every possible action to provide facilities for them.
The President who emphasized that no damage, whatsoever would be occurred to the national security of the country by the new constitution, said he would be appear for the valiant war heroes always as the Commander in Chief.
He recalled the actions taken by the government for the betterment of the War Heroes, including granting of the service pension for the disabled war heroes who with service period less than 12 years and giving the opportunity for the retired war heroes who completed 22 years, to rejoin the government service.
Representatives of the various war heroes’ unions who joined this meeting said this was the first time they got an opportunity to meet the President of the country.
The war heroes expressed their gratitude to the President and stated they have complete trust on the President.