Colombo, Sep 25 (BAN/ AD): Ministry of Finance has issued a statement that cabinet has approved Pension equal to last salary for disabled war heroes for life. This will be applicable to all the members of the Armed Forces, Police and the Special Task Force who have been disabled due to the war.
Effective Sep 24 2019 this has come to effect. Additionally disabled veterans will also be paid the monthly salary including the basic salary and all allowances received at the time of retirement.
Disabled soldiers had raised the issue to Finance ministry few months ago. The Minister of Finance, Mangala Samaraweera, said for the government to be able to provide this relief measure to the war heroes after the President was notified as the Defense Minister is a reason to be delighted.
Moreover government has taken steps to increase the allowances to armed forces and other ranks also steps are being taken to increase the monthly ration allowance of tri-forces officers and other ranks from January.
Government has also cleared promotions of 31,000 police constables to chief inspectors last week. This was pending for almost 2 decades.