Two disabled soldiers launched a fast-unto death at the Fort Railway Station today. The decision to launch the fast-unto death was taken hours after the government approval to grant the salaries and allowances to the disabled soldiers they received at the time of retirement, for life.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Mawbima Wenuwen Ranawiruwo organisation Convener, Attorney-at-Law Ajith Prasanna said the group of disabled soldiers decided to stage the protest at the Fort Railway station based on four demands and added the Government had given only one of them.
“The other three demands are to continue to pay the salary and allowance to the family members of the disabled solders even after their death, to continue to pay salary and allowance to the wives of the deceased war veterans even after they completed retirement age of 55 years and to pay the salary and allowance to the father and mother of unmarried deceased soldiers,” he said. “The disabled soldiers will fight until their demands are met,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
TONY Wednesday, 25 September 2019 08:45 AM
THIS IS INTIMIDATION. POLITICIANS USING INNOCENT PEOPLE TO SACRIFICE EVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR BENEFITS
Yehiya Wednesday, 25 September 2019 08:48 AM
Add commentComments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.
The death of the 16-year-old girl in Kalutara has been mired in controversy.
Sri Lanka boasts of a 2500 year old Buddhist culture. This culture also inclu
Abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka unless the life of the mother is at risk. Re
4 hours ago - 0 - 324
08 Jun 2023 - 0 - 44
08 Jun 2023 - 0 - 77
08 Jun 2023 - 6 - 1444
Name - Reply Comment