Government to compensate victims

2019-04-22 at 19:37

Minister Rajitha Senarathne says the government has decided to award compensation of Rs.1.1 million for victims of the bomb explosions reported throughout the island.

Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo Minister Senarathne said the government will also compensate those who sustained injuries in the explosions.

The Minister noted it was decided during the Cabinet meeting to provide Rs.100,000 to each victim to cover funeral costs and Rs.1 million in compensation.

Minister Senarathne furthermore stressed those who sustained injuries will be compensated based on the severity of their injuries, starting from Rs.100,000 up to Rs.300,000.

The Minister claimed meanwhile instructions were issued to defence forces to take immediate action to repair churches while the Cabinet of Ministers that was chaired by the Prime Minister decided to cover all costs related to renovations.