National Defence Fund - Activities

Donation of are amount of Rs. 04 Million, Rs. 25,000.00 per for 585 children who passed the year 5 Scholarships examination of war heroes and the police devoted their lives and disabled in bank accounts by the “Viru Sisu Pradeepa” Scholarships Project

Armed Forces Number of beneficiaries of which benefits were provided at the Defence Services Collage on 2015/07/13 Number of beneficiaries of which benefits were provided at the Apegama Premises 2017/05/10 Number of beneficiaries of which benefits were provided at the Nelum Pokuna Theatery 2018/10/18 Total
Army 153 38 207 398
Navy 19 8 19 46
Air Force 15 3 8 26
Police 43 28 44 115
Total 230 77 278 585

Donation of an amount of Rs. 225 Million for the year 2018 as a non recoverable financial donation subject to a maximum amount of Rs. 750,000.00 to one beneficiary for 300 houses halfly-built of those war heroes in the tree forces who devoted their lives and disabled due to reasons relevant to the service having certified the provisions of the National Defence Fund.

Armed Forces Total number of beneficiary
Number of beneficiaries of the SL Army 198
Number of beneficiaries of the SL Navy 70
Number of beneficiaries of the SL Air Force 32
Total Number of Number of beneficiaries 300

National Defence Fund incorporated by the National Defence Fund Act No.09 of 1985 is governed by a board of Governors nominated as per amended Act No. 16 of 2018. This fund is utilized the amount owned to the fund subject to the provisions of the president in the manner and functions the Board of Governor intends that it is caused mostly to the advancement and ensurence of the national security. Further, welfare benefits to a member of the tri-forces or the police who sustained injures or devoted his life in the course of performing his duties or member of his family are also provided

Board of Governers

• Chairman -

Mr. Udaya R Senavirathna (Secretary to the President)

• Member -

General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc (Secretary, Defence Ministry)

• Member -

Chief incumbent, Akuratiye Nanda Tero (Representative appointed by His Excellency the President)

National Security Fund Staff


Mr. W.A. Kulasooriya
(Additional Secretary - Administration)

Assistant Secretary
Mr. H.P.D. Hewage
(Assistant director)

Mrs C.T.P Frenando

Subject Clerk I
Mrs Y.Liyanagunawardhana

Subject Clerk II
Mr. M.D.I.P. Madhushanka

Accounting Clerk
Mrss. H. Kamani de Soyza

National Defence Fund
Ministry of Defence,
No 15/5,
Baladaksha Mawatha,
Colombo 03.

(Ext. - 334/335)