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Welikada Prison riots: Compensation to next of kin

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The Cabinet has approved the payment of compensation to the next of kin of 16 inmates who were killed and the 11 injured during the Welikada prison riots on November 9, 2012.

The Cabinet paper was submitted by Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan on the recommendation of the sub committee which probed the prison riots. A payment of Rs.2,000,000 will be paid to the next of kin of 16 prisoners who died and Rs.500,000 each of those who were injured.

The sub committee said it was unnecessary to pay compensation to the 11 prisoners who were killed when attempting to escape from jail.

The Government has decided to gazette the procurement guidelines and instructions issued by the Ministry of Finance from time to time on the government’s procurement procedure through the National Procurement Commission to accelerate the process.

The Cabinet memo presented by President Maithripala Sirisena also includes new time frames to be followed on Cabinet-approved Procurement Guidelines and update or amend procurement guidelines by paying attention on new trends such as e-procurement and a general construction plan on designing and funds to provide technical skills to government officers on the procurement procedure. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

  Comments - 9

  • ANTON Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:11 PM


    Dee Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:20 PM

    Now the famillies of the 11 who got killed while fleeing will start protesting asking for money. For that type of people theres a goldmine even in death.

    George Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:04 PM

    First of all Did you make proper changes and facilities at welikada via DM Android App

    Gonja Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:41 AM

    Now they can get together and start a grand scale underworld drug cartel!

    nimal Thursday, 02 March 2017 06:57 AM

    Release of welikada report under right to information law exposing one who gave orders?

    kgm Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:28 AM

    2 million for prisoner. only one lakh was given to soldier killed in war. via DM Android App

    jamXboree Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:50 AM

    What facilities for crooks and murders?

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:42 AM

    If compensation is paid by the government, this means that wrongdoing has been committed by Officials. Why these Officials were not accused and punished?

    ceylon Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:13 PM

    supporting criminals is a policy of all recent presidents. via DM Android App

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