Special allowance for disabled tri-forces members

A disabled Sri Lankan Army person rests during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on May 16, 2012.  Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes Week with a military parade scheduled for May 19. The parade celebrates the third anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict.  AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/GettyImages)

A special allowance is to be given for disabled tri-forces members who are not entitled for a pension.

The special allowance is to be given from February next year, the Ministry of Defence said.

The announcement came after retired disabled tri-forces members and policemen staged a protest in Fort today and yesterday seeking the attention of the Government over their demands.

The disabled tri-forces members and policemen protested against the current pension scheme.

The Collective of Retired or Disabled Military and Police Personnel staged a similar protest in July this year urging the President to intervene in the proposed pension scheme.

The tri-forces and Police identified 20 issues facing the retired and disabled war heroes and they discussed the matter with President Maithripala Sirisena in July. (Colombo Gazette)