The cabinet has approved 2 Billion rupees for the purchase of uniform material required for the military.
The approval was granted after a proposal was made to this effect by the President as the Minister of Defense and urban Development, to the cabinet, cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.
The Uniforms are to be purchased for the Tri service personnel, Police, STF, Department of Civil Security and the National cadet Corps personnel.
The cabinet has also approved over Rs. 4000 million for the construction of a ten storey state of the art hospital for the Army.
Commenting on the rationale behind the decision Rambukwella said that it is the duty of the government to give soldiers and their families the best in healthcare.