Home / News/ President hands over ‘Sathwiru Sanhinda’ houses to war heroes

President hands over ‘Sathwiru Sanhinda’ houses to war heroes


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 13 May 2017 00:23


dfh

 

President Maithripala Sirisena was the chief guest at the ‘Sathwiru Sanhinda’ house handing over ceremony held at the Ape Gama in Battaramulla this week. State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene and Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi were also present at the occasion. 

Making a brief welcome address, Secretary Hettiarachchi welcomed the distinguished guests and highlighted the objectives of the noble project. Speaking at the event President Sirisena highlighted that providing welfare and honour for war heroes is an utmost charitable cause to attend on the Vesak Poya Day.

The President said that, each and every person who values peace, democracy, independence and territorial integrity of the country should always respect and honour the war heroes who defeated the ruthless terrorist from the nation. Focusing on ongoing welfare projects for war heroes and their family members, the President noted that the welfare projects that are conducted by the Ministry of Defence have significantly increased during the last two and half years.

Further speaking the President said that, the amount of training and development for military forces has also been increased to raise standards and knowledge of military personnel who are currently on active service.

In conclusion the President said that the service rendered by the military personnel in protecting the country will always be in our hearts and minds, and will always uplift the ongoing welfare projects for the benefit of war heroes.

During the ceremony, 90 fully built houses, 503 partly funded houses and 65 land plots were presented to family members of fallen war heroes, disabled war heroes and to a section of selected serving security forces personnel. Over 77 children from war hero families who had excelled at the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination also received educational scholarships at the event.

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence Wasantha Gunawardena, Chief of Defence Staff, tri forces commanders, Director General of CSD, Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority, senior MoD officials, senior military officers and beneficiaries with their family members were present at the occasion.

 


Share This Article


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted


Yameen’s economic offensive to counter political adversity ahead of presidential poll

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who is facing intense political opposition both in and out of the country, hopes to win the September, 2018 presidential election using a combination of political belligerence and a strong economic pr


In the end, there was nothing

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Much more than a storm in a tea cup! To a non-discerning person, it all seemed like the final battle of the counter revolution. President Sirisena was up in smoke trying to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for no articulated reason. He asked


Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

The wrong people teach us the best lessons. As a clever nation, we had always used our ballot and chased the wrong people


Columnists More