State lands for landless war heroes

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal made by the Minister of Defense, President Maithripala Sirisena to grant state lands for landless war heroes revising the shortcomings of the prevailing process.

The government has initiated various welfare programs to care for the deceased, disappeared and disabled war heroes in the three forces, police and the Civil Defense Department during their active service. Granting of state lands to them under the State Lands Ordinance is already being implemented.

According to Minister Rajitha Senarathne, including the Civil Defense Force as beneficiaries of this program, formation of an authority to issue applications and provide necessary recommendations, and taking actions against the misusing of the granted lands will be the amendments to be made.

(Government News Portal)