President hands over three-wheelers to war heroes
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday handed over 100 three-wheelers
to 100 disabled war heroes at the Army Grounds in appreciation of their
valuable service to safeguard the unity of the country and free it from
terrorism even sacrificing their limbs.
The three-wheelers were distributed among the war heroes by the
Ranaviru Seva Authority which has already distributed 500 three-wheelers
among the war heroes on five occasions. This number is now 600.
Eighty six disabled war heroes of the Army, four from the Navy, four
from the Air Force and six from the Police received three-wheelers at a
simple ceremony attended by Chief of Defence Staff, Air Force Commander
Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunetilleke, Army Commander Lieutenant General
Jagath Jayasuriya, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe,
Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya, Secretary to the
President Lalith Weeratunga and Ranaviru Seva Authority Chairperson
Wettewa told the media that the project to distribute three-wheelers
among the disabled war heroes was initiated on the instructions of
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to
make the war heroes’ day-to-day lives comfortable by uplifting their
economic, social and mental condition.
She said another the welfare of 100 three-wheelers would be
distributed among the disabled war heroes soon. The three-wheelers were
provided on their applications forwarded to the Ranaviru Seva Authority.
Commenting on the services rendered by the war heroes, the
Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority said nobody could forget the
services rendered by the war heroes who sacrificed the lives and those
who sacrificed their limbs for the unity and sovereignty. There are nine
other projects in progress under the Ranaviru Seva Authority to uplift
the living conditions of the war heroes and their families.