‘Over 5,000 houses built for War Heroes’
Over 5,000 houses have been built by the Defence Ministry along with
the Seva Vanitha Units of the Defence Ministry and Three Forces, with
labour assistance by Security Forces personnel. These houses have been
distributed among War Heroes and many houses are in the process of being
constructed, Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) Director General
Lakshman Hulugalle said at a special press briefing at the MCNS
“Housing projects commenced in 12 districts by the Defence Ministry
to felicitate War Heroes under the theme Api Wenuwen Api have been
completed. Measures have also been taken by the Defence Ministry
to construct these houses in all districts under the directions of
Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,” he added.
“Sri Lanka has not encountered the type of post- conflict problems
faced by other nations, as such, we have the capability to deploy our
Security Forces personnel to the country’s national development effort,”
The MCNS Director General said the government has given pride of
place to the welfare of Security Forces personnel. President Mahinda
Rajapaksa has paid special attention to the War Heroes and their
families and has been clearly mentioned it in the “Mahinda Chinthana”
Future Vision programme.
“We will always salute our War Heroes and never forget the sacrifices
they have made for the country and people, by defeating terrorism,” he
“We have made all arrangements to look in to the welfare of the
families of War Heroes”, he said.