Apr 06, 2016 (LBO) – President Maithripala Sirisena has given his approval to provide 4.68 million rupees as compensation for 33 victims of Rathupaswala incident, a statement said.
The President will present the compensation money to 24 persons, who are fully disabled or partially disabled or who are admitted to hospitals for treatment in the Gampaha Divisional Secretariat and 9 persons belongs to the Mahara Divisional Secretariat, on April 08.
During the last few weeks the President paid special attention on providing the justice to those who got injured in the incident in Rathupaswala with a committee headed by Secretary of Gampaha District appointed to provide recommendations.
The compensations were provided according to the recommendations of that committee.
The people of Rathupaswala in Gampaha were severely affected last year, as a result of pollutants released from a factory and people had to go to great lengths to resolve the problem, lives too were sacrificed.