§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government plans to(a) reward financially Sri Lankan soldiers who took part in the Second World War and (b) otherwise assist financially surviving Ceylonese War veterans. 
§ Dr. Moonie
We acknowledge the valuable role played by Sri Lankan veterans in the Second World War. However, we have no plans to provide financial assistance or recognition. Responsibility for the welfare of such veterans passed to the Government of Sri Lanka when the country became independent.