Srilankamirror – Each parent of war heroes would be made a monthly payment of Rs. 750 from the 2012 budget that is being presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He said that Rs. 1,700 million has been allocated to commence the Rana Viru Divi Neguma programme. The programme is aimed at benefiting the disabled soldiers.
The monies are to be allocated to the Rana Viru Seva Authority.
Rajapaksa added that Rs. 14,000 million would be allocated in 2012 to make the monthly payments to disabled soldiers.
Also, he observed that a monthly payment of Rs. 3,000 would to low income families of war heroes.
The police force meanwhile has been granted the facility of Rs. 100,000 for the third child of each police family. The facility was earlier granted only to the armed forces.