Friday, May 29, 2009

Relief for widows of fallen heroes

By Sandun A Jayasekera

(DM)The Pensions Department will pay widows of fallen war heroes a combined ten year salary and other payments in one installment instead of the monthly pension if and when she remarries, a Pensions Department source said.

The widows of fallen war heroes were deprived of the pension when they married again. More than 22,000 armed forces personnel have paid the supreme sacrifice in nearly 30 years of the conflict. Full text