Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 18:48
Disabled war heroes to continue protest disregarding Court order and government’s pledge to offer allowance
The protest launched by a group of disabled war heroes, with less than 12 years of service, continues near the Presidential Secretariat.
The Defence Ministry stated that an allowance will be paid to disabled war heroes who are not entitled to a payment of pension.
Disabled war heroes whose service is less than 12 years launched their protest yesterday.
They threatened to continue the protest charging that the pledge made by the government has not been fulfilled even after 3 months.
The protestors spent last night in front of the Fort Railway Station.
The disabled war heroes commenced their protest this morning again and, heavy traffic caused in Colombo Fort and its surroundings causing grave inconveniences to the ordinary commuters.
Later, the protestors marched near the Presidential Secretariat after a Court order was issued ordering the protestors to vacate the public roads.
However, the protestors who rejected government decision to pay allowance are now continuing their protest.