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    " Ranaviru” Welfare benefits giving under President’s Patronage Featured

    October 19, 2018

    The presentation of “Sathviru Abhiman Ranaviru” benefits for the welfare of the projects of armed forces was conducted under the guidance, blessings and patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at at the Nelum Pokuna auditorium today(18th).

    Completely furnished 100 houses in for the soldiers of Tri Forces, police, and Civil Defence Departments, 800 benefits for fully furnishing and half furnished houses, 279 “Sisu Viru Pradeepa” scholarships for children of armed forces, 84 lands for soldiers lacking lands for residence were presented accordingly.

    Rs. 15 million has been spent on fully furnished 100 houses and they were presented to soldiers who are disabled or to family members of deceased war heroes under the monetary funds of “Api Wenuwen Api.“ The total cost of the project being completed with the contribution of the armed forces, and with the worth of furniture and equipment, is Rs.30 million.

    Rs.35 million has been spent on the monetary funds of “Api Wenuwen Api” towards welfare of 500 soldiers who are retired from service before completion of construction of their houses. They were assisted to complete half furnished houses. The half furnished houses of the 300 soldiers who have passed away or disabled were completed spending Rs.20 million under the funds provided by the National Security Fund.

    More than Rs.69 million has been spent by the National Security Funds of “Viru Sisu Pradeepa” on 279 school children of soldiers who have passed grade five scholarships. They were provided with assistance for their future education. The soldiers who lack lands in the Divisional Secretariats of Gal Newa, Rasnayakapura, and Kotawehera were given 84 of land deeds.

    Several benefits were provided by President Sirisena symbolizing the presentation to beneficiaries.

    State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijeywardene, Secretary of Ministry of Defense Kapila Waidyarathana, and Chief of Security Forces Admiral Ranvindra Wijeygunerathne, and heads of Tri Forces, Director General of Civil Security Department, and Inspector-General of Police and heads of security forces were present in this event.

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