Housing assistance for War Heroes
A group of War Heroes received housing loans
during a ceremony held at the Ministry today (14th Thursday, May
2015). The ceremony to hand over interest free housing loans to War
Heroes was graced by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr.
Loans are provided to a maximum amount of Rs.
300,000.00 for deserving War Hero families to complete their partly
built houses. During today's ceremony loans were provided under the
21st phase of the housing assistance programme initiated by the Seva
Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairperson of the SVU
Mrs. S Basnayake said that a number of welfare programmes have been initiated
to assist War Heroes and War Hero families to uplift their living
standards by the SVU. Interest free loans are provided to selected
recipients who face financial difficulty to complete their partly
Under the 21st phase a total of 48 War Heroes
including 27 army, 12 navy and 09 air force personnel received
So far 407 army, 203 navy, 121 air force and 167
police personnel have benefitted under this project.
Members of the SVU including the Vice President
Mrs. Indu Ratnayake and heads of the Seva Vanitha Units of the tri
forces were also present at the occasion.