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Government takes every action for war heroes’ welfare – President

“After being elected, the current government has taken several steps to provide welfare facilities and grant benefits to the war heroes throughout the last two years. With that the government will not be complacent and will continue to take every possible action for their welfare in the future too”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President made these remarks at an event held in Mullikulam in Mannar.

“The current government took measures to win the national and international honour for our security forces”, he said.

“The current government succeeded in getting the training opportunities in powerful countries in the world, which have been lost for our security forces in the past. These opportunities will be increased in the future”, the President said.

He stated that USA has expressed its willingness to provide technological knowledge and training opportunities for Sri Lanka Navy. The President commended the specific mission rendered by Sri Lanka Navy during the conflict.

He also commended their valued contribution being made for the national and regional security with utilization of the modern technology. For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka Navy, the Sri Lanka Marine Corp was established under the leadership of the Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijeygunarathne.

This is the youngest marine corp established in the world.

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