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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2759

Sri Lanka Government Reveals Compensation Package for persons affected due to Bomb Blast

Colombo, 28 April, (Asiantribune.com):

The Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers have granted approval on 24th April, to proceed with the compensation package for persons affected due to bomb blast on 21st April – the unexpected deadliest violence, which caused deaths and injuries.

Earlier on 22nd April, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs submitted a Cabinet Memorandum to provide compensation to those affected by the Sunday Easter blast.

According to the compensation package –

For deaths, the compensation will be Rs.1 million.

For those who suffered disabilities or injuries in the incident will be paid a maximum of Rs.500,000 depending on their loss of the earning capacity or the disability mentioned in the medical certificate issued by the Government Medical Officer.

Further, private properties damaged will be paid compensation based on the Government Chief Valuer’s Valuation subject to a maximum of Rs.5 million, said Mr. V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs.

Also, the damaged churches will also be rehabilitated, the compensation package reveals.

REPPIA or its successor Office for Reparations, will pay the compensation for deaths, injuries, loss of property and rehabilitation of damaged churches as set out in the approved Cabinet Paper submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

- Asian Tribune -

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