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Compensation paid to victims of bomb explosions at Churches on PM’s directives

Compensation paid to victims of bomb explosions at Churches on 700 01

Compensation packages for deaths and injuries of the suicide bomb attacks which took place at St. Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya have been handed to victims following a directive by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga distributed the cheques with Rev. Fathers at a simple event held Cardinal Cooray Church recently.

The compensation package for the victims included 89 deaths and 130 injuries.

Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs Secretary V. Sivagnanasothy, Office for Reparations Director Ananda Wijepala, Ministry of Rehabilitation and Resettlement Director S. Jalatheepan, and Divisional Secretaries participated in the program.

Earlier Prime Minister Wickremasinghe presented a Cabinet Paper and obtained the Cabinet of Ministers approval for the payment of compensation of Rs. 1 million per death and a maximum of Rs. 500,000 for injuries based on the degree of disability/impaired. With regard to property damages, a maximum of Rs. 5 million based on the Chief Valuer’s report has also been approved for payment.






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