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Defence Ministry to submit a new Cabinet paper

Technical discrepancies over pension payments for disabled war veterans, families and widows to be resolved

Defence Ministry will submit a new Cabinet paper to solve existing issues related to pensions and allowances to disabled persons of armed forces and the police, soon.

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne urged Ministry officials to expedite actions to solve discrepancies in the existing pension and allowances of them by preparing a fresh Cabinet paper.

“It is our duty and responsibility to clear the existing technical discrepancies with regard to pension and allowances payments for disabled war veterans, families and their widows” he said.

During an urgent meeting held today at the Ministry with the participation of the Tri-Forces commanders, high ranking Police officials and Ministry officials he said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and  Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had pledged to solve their issues related to pensions once they were elected.

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