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Sri Lanka will receive funds from the company which owns X-PRESS PEARL ship as an initial compensation within two weeks for the destruction it has caused, Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda informed Parliament yesterday.

Minister Devananda who was responding to a question raised by SJB MP- Kavinda Jayawardene said Sri Lanka had already claimed an interim compensation and will receive funds in two weeks. “Fishermen who have been affected will be paid compensation as soon as the government receives these funds,” the Minister said.

The Minister refuted the claims that fish in the Sri Lankan waters cannot be consumed as they were contaminated. “A false publicity drive is under way to scare the people. However, the notion that fish being contaminated and cannot be consumed is false,” he said.

“One could consume fish without any fear,” he added.(YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA)

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  • Sangaralingham Wednesday, 23 June 2021 08:51 AM

    Make sure the fund is wisely used to clean up the troubled areas surrounded by living things and compensate those who participate in the cleaning and other unpleasant deeds associated with the burning leaking ship

    Jude Wednesday, 23 June 2021 09:09 AM

    Hehehehehehe!! You will have to wait for another 8 to 10 years to get any kind of compensation !!

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 23 June 2021 09:13 AM

    The destruction caused by Xpress Pearl is unmeasurable

    Johan Wednesday, 23 June 2021 09:16 AM

    This destruction was caused due to the negligence of the officials and the minister incharge Of the ports authority. It is the Govt must pay the effected Fisher folk to maintain their livelihoods Without waiting for the compensation which they Hope they will get it.

    Borat Wednesday, 23 June 2021 09:21 AM

    Yes of course goes without saying need to line pockets of many

    Perera Wednesday, 23 June 2021 10:04 AM

    amongst how many officials this compensation will be shared???

    Dee Wednesday, 23 June 2021 03:08 PM

    X-Press $Pearl$


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