Transitional Justice is Integral to Reconciliation Among Communities, PM Emphasizes


Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps will be taken to provide further compensation through the Office of Reparations to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in the future as well.

The Premier noted that a compensation of Rs. 1 million for each death due to the attack and a maximum of Rs. 500,000 for each person injured had been paid while Rs. 250 million has been allocated for the purpose.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the Government will continue to provide financial assistance to those who need further compensation in accordance with the recommendations of the Office of the Reparations. He said that a special fund would be set up for the children who were orphaned by the Easter Sunday attack on April 21, 2019.

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Colombo Times