Sri Lanka disabled solders to get loans

Nov 21, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lankan soldiers disabled by war will be given a loan scheme to start their own businesses in the government’s budget for 2012, Sri Lankan president and finance minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said. The budget for 2012 will allocate 1.7 billion rupees to be given to the ‘Ranavira Authority’, a government agency in charge of disabled soldiers, he told parliament while presenting the budget.

The authority will be given 14,000 million rupees for the monthly payments to disabled soldiers, he said.

Each parent of a military serviceman killed in action will be given a payment of 750 rupees a month, Rajapaksa said.