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National War Heroes’ Unity meets a President for the first time

He meeting 2016.12.21The National War Heroes’ Unity headed by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Dec. 21) at the Presidential Secretariat.

 During this meeting, the President’s attention was paid on the problems faced by war heroes. He stated that the government is committed to the welfare of the war heroes, and will take every possible action to provide facilities for them.

The President who emphasized that no damage, whatsoever would occur to the national security of the country by the new constitution, and said that he would be appear for the valiant war heroes always as the Commander in Chief.

He recalled the action taken by the government for the betterment of War Heroes, including granting of the service pension for disabled war heroes who are with a service period of  less than 12 years and giving the opportunity for the retired war heroes who completed 22 years, to rejoin the government service.

Representatives of the various war heroes’ unions who joined this meeting said this was the first time they got an opportunity to meet the President of the country.


The war heroes expressed their gratitude to the President and stated they have complete trust on the President.

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