The salaries and allowances paid untill they age of 55 years will be paid for life under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena to the wives and the dependents of the soldiers of Tri forces who were killed or disabled while in servces, operations or terrorist attacks or while carrying out law inforecement duties.
This will become operational within the next two months.
A meeting was held to discuss the steps taken by the Ministry of Defense under the instructions of the President at the Presidents office yesterday (25).
The organizations for dead and disabled soldiers and wives of the dead soldiers reprsenting district and national level organizations made this request.
The disabled sodiers have presented 8 appeals to President Maithripala Sirisena and solutions to all those issues have been found under the guidence of the President.
The soldiers praised the efforts taken constantly by the President towards solving their issues and understanding their needs.
The private secretary to the Minister of Defense, Samantha Weerasighe, the senior additional secretary of the Ministry of Defense Anuradha Wijeykoon, Wijitha Mayadunne, and other senior officers were present in this event