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ACTIVITIES relating to the Home Guard Service established under the Mobilization of Supplementary Force Act No. 40 of 1985.

This force established under the provisions on the Mobilization of Supplementary Force Act in the year 1984, comprised 20260 members at the end of the year 2002.

Home Guard Service which formed as a supplementary force to support & assist the three forces and the police service has performed an exemplary service by protecting border affected villages and the Main Supply Routes.

This Ministry is engaged in facilitating the Home Guard Service under the provisions of the above Act, providing them with uniforms, equipment and vehicles etc. required and improving physical assets. Further, the Ministry is attending to their administration matters.

Home Guards perform their duties during the period of the present ceasefire as usual and they were given continued training during the year 2002 at Kalpitiya, Mihintale and Ampara Training camps.

The compensation scheme for the Home Guard personnel who died or became disabled while in action, was effected on 01.03.1998. Approval of the Cabinet for antedating these payments with effect from 19.06.1986 was obtained during the year 2002.

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