Gampaha bomb blast victims to get compensation

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 April 2008, 16:26 GMT]
Minister of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services, Abdul Risath Bathiyutheen, is to take steps to compensate those injured or killed in the bomb blast in Weliveriya in Gampaha on Sunday, a report released by his ministry said.

Compensation is to be paid to the families of the 12 killed and the 86 injured in the bomb blast.

100,000 rupees per married person and 50,000 rupees for an unmarried person and 25,000 rupees for persons under 18 years of age will be paid as maximum compensation.

The injured will be paid 10,000 rupees as the first installment of the total compensation of 50,000 rupees.

The rest of the amount will be decided according to the medical reports of the injured persons.

A sum of Rs. 10,000 is to be paid to cover funeral expenses Wednesday.



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