He expressed these views following discussions with disabled soldiers at the Watupitiwala disabled soldiers village.
According to the present system, the disabled allowance is discontinued when the soldier retires. He would only get a pension entitled to his rank. Considering the problems faced by them, State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijayawardena said that the disabled soldiers would be paid the disabled allowance, even after their retirement.
State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijayawardena said that the Cabinet Paper has been prepared and the approval should be sought from the President. He said that once the President approves it, it will be presented to the Cabinet for the approval.