The State Minister presents prosthetic limbs to disabled war veterans


‘The sacrifices made by our brave soldiers in protecting our nation’s sovereignty and integrity are immeasurable. Many of them have endured life-altering injuries in the line of duty, yet their spirit remains unbroken and their dedication unwavering. It is our solemn duty to ensure that they receive the care and support they deserve’.

The State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon said so while gracing as the chief guest at a ceremony held to distribute prosthetic limbs among disabled war veterans  at the Ranaviru Sewana in Ragama yesterday (May 07).

The Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunarathne warmly received the State Minister on his arrival at Ranaviru Sewana.

In a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Defence and the High Commission of India in Colombo, the distribution of 650 prosthetic limbs among disabled war veterans was inaugurated during the ceremony and the State Minister joined to give away prosthetic limbs in a symbolic gesture.

Speaking further, Minister Tennakoon extended his deepest gratitude to the Indian High Commissioner, H.E. Santosh Jha and the Government of India for their unwavering commitment to support the Sri Lankan war veterans.

Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Chairperson of the Ranaviru Sewa Authority Major General Nishantha Manage, Army Adjutant General Major General Nalinda Niyangoda, Indian Defence Attaché Captain M. Anand and representatives of prosthetic limbs manufacturing firm were also present at the occasion.