Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the victims of the Meethotamulla tragedy and assured a house for each family.
He cut short his visit to Vietnam and returned to the island in view of this tragedy. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena are scheduled to conduct a special meeting today, to decide on the compensation to paid to those affected.
Earlier the government announced to bear the cost for the funerals of who were killed in the tragedy. A sum of Rs. 100, 000 would be paid as compensation for life and Rs. 2.5 million for property damages.