Ministry launches housing projects for soldiers
It is the duty of the Defence Ministry to look after the well-being
and uplift the needs of soldiers who work tirelessly to defend and
protect the country, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.
He expressed these views at the 15th stage in the project to present
loans for soldiers by the Defence Ministry at the Ministry of Defence,
Public Security, Law and Order yesterday.
Forty two Armed forces and Police personnel were presented cheques.
Rajapaksa said the Ministry of Defence has launched many housing
projects for soldiers and handed over the houses free of charge to those
excelling in the battlefield.
The other soldiers will be given an opportunity to purchase houses at
an affordable rate, he said.
Seva Vanitha Unit Vice President Indu Rathnayaka said an interest
free loan system has been commenced by the Seva Vanitha Unit and Rs. 3
lakhs can be obtained under the system.
The Seva Vanitha Unit of Defence Ministry under the guidance of its
chairperson Ioma Rajapaksa has done much for the uplift of the soldiers'
well-being, she said.
Meanwhile, Abans Ltd, Engineering Department of MAS Line Aqua Pvt
Ltd, and the Vaniwallakaduwa Samanala Sport Society of Alauwa made
donations for the welfare of the soldiers at the Ministry yesterday
The donations were received by the chairperson of the Defence
Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit Ioma Rajapaksa.
Abans Ltd donated a television and three DVD players to the Sunatha
camp in Anuradhapura. MAS Line Aqua Pvt Ltd donated hand crutches worth
Rs. 40,000. Vaniwallakaduwa Samanala Sport Society of Alauwa donated
hand crutches worth Rs. 50,000 to disabled soldiers.