Govt policy to safeguard war heroes is very strong - President
President Maithripala Sirisena says the policy carried
out by the government for the safeguarding war heroes is very strong.
He said the government will appear for the safety of
all war heroes from Commander in Chief to the soldier in the lowest
rank, from up to bottom. He emphasized that the government will not
allow any foreign force to lay a finger on any of our war heroes and
that is the government's policy.
The President was speaking on the occasion to vest the
reverse osmosis plant, built at Ritigahawewa temple in Horowpathana with
public today (Sep.10).
The President, referring to the statement made by an
anti-government retired military officer who said the 'most disgusting
thing he noticed in this government is beating and chasing the disabled
war heroes', said it was the same people who created a unfortunate
situation by sending some people who are not real war heroes to protest.
"The people who created that situation are now complaining against the
government", the President said.
"Whatever conspiracies are done by whomsoever, the
government will always perform for the duty towards safety and the
welfare of the war heroes", the President emphasized.
The osmosis plant at Ritigahawewa is the 250th reverse
osmosis plant, under the national program to prevent kidney diseases.
The cost of these reverse osmosis plants is Rs. 383 million.
The President vested another 10 reverse osmosis
plants, built in Anuradhapura District, through remote communication
The President presented a cheque of Rs. 45 million to
the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply to provide new water
supply connection to 5,000 families in the Po?onnaruwa district, donated
by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDu).
President Sirisena also presented a memento to Captain
M.C.E Dissanayake in recognition of the contribution made by the Sri
Lanka Navy towards the prevention of chronic kidney disease in the
Addressing the gathering the President further said
that the government has paid special attention in strengthening the
economic conditions of the families affected by CKDu.