Home / News/ Promise of strengthening tri-forces will be fulfilled -President

Promise of strengthening tri-forces will be fulfilled -President


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 20 May 2017 00:28


President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that the Government is committed to strengthening the tri-forces and fulfilling its duty on national security, regardless of all criticism.

Speaking at the National War Heroes’ Commemoration Ceremony 2017 held in front of the War Heroes’ Memorial near the Parliament Grounds yesterday, the President said that the Government will Maithripala-Sirisena-13-July-15-Prz-media-fulfil its responsibilities towards the fallen and disabled soldiers of the 30-year- long war. 

The Government will also look after the welfare of Tri-Forces members who are in service at present, the President added. 

The President said that over the past two and half years the Government has implemented a number of new programs focused on the welfare of soldiers who served the country, adding that at present a program to provide houses for every member of the forces has been implemented.

President Sirisena commended the great service rendered by the members of the tri-forces not only in the issue of national security but also other national initiatives including drug prevention activities, development work and social welfare.

President Sirisena paid floral tributes to the fallen soldiers at the War Heroes memorial, built to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives to protect the motherland.

The Maha Sangha, other religious leaders, Governors, Ministers and MPs, Secretary to the President, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, public servants, Heads of Security Services including the Tri-Forces Commanders and family members of war heroes also took part in the event.


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 Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.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

Hype and haunt hovering over Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Thursday, 24 May 2018

There is a connection between the hype that is being built these days around Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary and once-powerful brother of the once-powerful President, and the haunt that shadows him wherever he goes. The hype is loud and


Northern nonsense, SLPP slip-up

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The Tamil politicians and civil society movements are about to blow it—yet again. A week after the TNA’s Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, presiding over a militant mobilisation at Mullivaikkal, greatly exceeded the


Overlooking systemic crises: Subjecting to neoliberalism and potential hegemon – Part 3

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Renegotiating a country’s position within the world-economy is only possible when the system and/or leaders are in trouble


Annuity-based PPP can expedite infrastructure developments

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sri Lanka has primarily relied on public finance for the development of public goods and infrastructure. While running


Columnists More