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President Maithripala Sirisena says, the three forces will be strengthened amidst different views existing in the society.

President Maithripala Sirisena says, the three forces will be strengthened amidst many allegations. The three forces of the country had been entrusted with a main responsibility to protect the country, regional protection, establishing democracy. Freedom and development of the country. President Sirisena commended the achievements made by the three forces up to now.

The members of armed forces will be provided with training on various disciplines. The three forces have sacrificed their lives to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. President Maithripala Sirisena made these remarks at the national war heroes day ceremony held this afternoon. Addressing the gathering president further said, the three forces have rendered a yeoman service to the country, by eradicating terrorism few years ago, protecting the general public and their wellbeing.

The three forces also extend support in controlling drug trafficking, human trafficking and marine security. President said the forces are also involved in a many people-centric projects such as preventing dengue menace and a disaster management tasks. The government has initiated many programmes for the wellbeing of the three forces and their family members.

The government also has taken effective measures to provide the due facilities and privilege's to the respected armed forces. A special project has been implemented by the ministry of housing and construction to provide permanent houses to each member of the armed forces. The members of three forces, Sri Lanka Police and Civil Defence Force were present on this occasion. A special guard of honour was conducted to commemorate the fallen war heroes of the country.