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President approves Rs.4.68 mn compensation for Rathupaswala victims

5 April 2016 05:06 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the provision of 4.68 million rupees as compensation for 33 victims of the Rathupaswala incident.

President Sirisena will present compensation money on April 8 to 24 persons in the Gampaha Divisional Secretariat Division, who had been fully disabled, partially disabled or who had been admitted for hospital treatment and 9 persons in the Mahara Divisional Secretariat Division.

A committee headed by District Secretary of Gampaha had been appointed to determine the compensation process.

Violence erupted during a protest by residents of Rathupaswala on August 01, 2013 as security forces and protesters clashed in Weliweriya, resulting in the death of three persons and over 30 injured. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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