The government is preparing to launch the 2nd phase of the ‘Virusara’ privilege card which provides benefits to war heroes. The card provides services of 70 organizations.
Those heroes who retired during the conflict period of 1983 to 2009, Civil Defence Department officials who retired and those who are employed at present can get special benefits by using this privilege card.
President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to issue the privilege cards on behalf of those who scarified their lives while on duty, missing civil officials and disabled civil officials. The cabinet has approved the proposal.