President decides to provide number of benefits to members of
Maithripala Sirisena has decided
to provide a number of benefits
to the members of the Security
Forces. Following the approval
of the Cabinet in this regard,
those privileges and benefits
will be provided to members of
the Security Forces
These benefits include, taking steps to provide
monthly salaries and allowances to the war heroes who lost their lives
or disabled due to entirely non-terrorist activities in operational
areas as well as for the war heroes who lost their lives or disabled in
non-operational areas while doing their duties, restore the lost
disability pension benefits to the differently-abled War Heroes
volunteered to retire before their due retirement day due to their
disability, providing gratuity to the officers who volunteered to retire
or gave up the position due to their disability situation without
completing their 10 year or 12 year service period, the beneficiaries of
the retired members and deceased members of the Volunteer Force, who
were not able to get the membership of the Widows' and Orphans' Pension
will be given an opportunity to get the membership.
The present government has taken many steps to provide
benefits to the members of the Tri Forces and from 2016-01-01, under
five phases, steps have been taken to increase the combined salary, the
payment of Rs. 15,000 given to the Executive Grade Officers of the
Government service, provided to the Senior Officers above the rank of
Lieutenant Colonel from 2016-02-03, proving the payment of Rs. 15,000 to
the Legal Officers in Sri Lankan Army from 2017-07-01, are among the
initiatives taken by the government for the benefit of Security Forces .
The members of security forces who had retired or
resigned due to their levels of war disabilities under 50%, without
monthly salary and allowances after their service for 5/12 years or
20/22 years have been provided with opportunities to be present at a
medical board and been given monthly salary and allowances to the war
heroes whose disability level is over 20%, the government has given
approval to provide them arrears of salary and allowances with effect of
their first retirement or resignation. The government has allocated Rs.
6.3 billion for arrears of salaries.
Actions have been taken provide pension and other
allowances to those who were disabled in war and retired and resigned
without completing 10 /12 years. The approval has been given to pay
these from 11. 11. 2016, with effect of 17. 12. 2014.
The government granted the approval to amend the
method of paying the pension for the widows of the dead war heroes and
to those who resigned due to disabilities. Accordingly, the pension
which is paid normally 85% for the age of 55 will be increased to 100%.
This added 15% will be paid as the Ranawiru Surakum Allowance till the
death of the beneficiary. The approval has been granted to make payment
with effect from 01. 01. 2017.
Action has also been taken to grant a higher pension
to those who retired before 01. 01. 2006, in accordance with an
amendment with the Wage Code No 6$2006 iv to be active from 01. 07.