|Rs. 15.2 m compensation for Jaffna victims of violence|
|Monday, 15 September 2008|
by: Ananth PALAKIDNAR
The Ministry of Resettlement and Disaster Management has allocated Rs. 15.2 million as compensation to families affected by violence in the Jaffna district, sources said. The allocation was made at the request of Minister of Social Services and Jaffna district Parliamentarian, Douglas Devananda, the sources said.
Hundreds of families in the Jaffna Peninsula were affected due to violence and measures have been taken to pay the compensation to the next of kin of the victims, depending on the damage they suffered, the sources said.
Minister Devananda will present the compensation cheques to the families affected in the Jaffna district shortly and the process will be expanded to other areas in the region, the sources said.
Hon. Minister Douglas Devananda
Minister of Social Services
The Jaffna Government Agent’s office is preparing the list of people for compensation. Compensation for deaths and for the injured would be paid separately, the sources said.(Courtesy : Sunday Observer )
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