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Service pension benefits to differently abled prematurely retired War Heroes

Service pension benefits to differently abled prematurely retired War Heroes

[Feb 14 2017]

Service pension benefits were awarded to the differently abled prematurely retired War Heroes in an event held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (14th February 2017).

States Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene was also present at the occasion.

Accordingly, officers with less than 10 years of service and other ranks with less than 12 years of service in tri forces and police personnel with less than 10 years of service, who got disabled due to terrorist acts and retired, will be eligible to receive the pension.

During the event, a total of 150 retired disabled personnel [Army (100), Navy (22), Air Force (25) and Police (3)] symbolically received their certificates for payment of their service pension.

Additionally, all disabled war heroes will continue to enjoy welfare facilities initiated by the Ministry of Defence and respective services at regimental level and medical services provided by the military hospitals.

Secretary to Ministry of Finance, Senior Additional Secretary to the President Mr. Kingsly Fernando, Secretary to the State Ministry of Defence Mr. APG Kithsiri, Chief of Defence Staff, Army and Air Force Commanders, Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority, senior ministry officials, tri forces and police represe ntatives were also present at the occasion.

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