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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 12:55
Cabinet concerned over war heroes salary issue
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The sit-in protest which demands pension for disabled war heroes and the dependents of the others killed in action is continuing for the 7th day in front of the Colombo Fort Railway station today.

SLPP members of the Akmeemana Pradeshiya Sabah also staged a picket during their monthly meeting today.

The protesters displayed placards titled ‘MP salary increased by 200 thousand rupees while dragging war heroes to the street’.

Meanwhile, the salary issue of the disabled war heroes was discussed during the weekly cabinet meeting held this morning.

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that immediate solutions to the war heroes’ issues should be given.

Accordingly, the cabinet has proposed to grant lifetime pensions for fully disabled war heroes while 50 per cent to others.

The president has instructed Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera to present the relevant Cabinet paper next week.
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