Thursday, January 15, 2009

'It is a must to look after the well being of our valiant soldiers' says Secretary Defence

"It is the main responsibility of the Ministry of Defence, to look after the well being and strengthen the necessities of the courageous soldiers who work untiringly to protect and protect the territorial integrity of the country", stated Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He spoken these views at the 15th stage in the project to there loans for military by the Ministry of Defence, held at the Ministry of Defence Public safety Law and Order this morning (15).
42 soldiers of the Armed forces and Police were awarded cheques at this event. language additional at this event Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that, the Ministry of Defence have taken the essential steps and have launched many Housing projects for soldiers and handed over the houses free of accuse to those who have excelled in the battle field. Other soldiers to will also be given possibility to buy the houses at an reasonably priced rate.
In The Meantime the vice president of the Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Indu Rathnayaka affirmed that an interest free loan system has been commenced by the Seva Vanitha Unit and today and a sum up to Rs. 3 lakhs can be obtained under the system. The Seva Vanitha Unit of Ministry of Defence under the leadership of its president Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa has recognized the soldiers' well being as its main anxiety.
Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa the chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Ranjani Perera the wife of Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Donald Perera, Mrs. Anoma Fonseka president of Army Seva Vanitha Unit, former vice president Seva Vanitha Unit Ministry of Defence Mrs. Lalitha Wijemana, Air Force Seva Vanitha Unit Chairperson Mrs. Nelum Goonathilaka, representative of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Srimathi Perera and Mrs. Anoma Goonathilaka Wickramarathna representing the Police Seva Vanitha Unit were there at the occasion.

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