Overall Operational Command, Colombo established covering Western Province and Puttalam district

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All Army, Naval, Air Force and Police administrative divisions coming under the purview of Western Province and Puttalam district will be administered by Colombo Joint Operation Headquarters. Commander, Security Forces – West Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage is appointed as the Commanding Officer of this joint operation headquarters.

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral W.A.S.S. Perera, Air Vice Marshal W.L.R.P. Rodrigo and Superintendent of Police L.K.D. Anil Priyantha will serve as coordinating officers of the relevant armed force in this division.

Meanwhile, the government has taken effective measures to expedite the medication process for the injured civilians during the bomb blast which occurred on Easter Sunday.

A task force under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will look into the welfare of the injured civilians and other victims of the bomb blast. The government also decided to provide compensation to all damaged infrastructures.

Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement & Rehabilitation says, the compensation will be paid for the victims of Easter Sunday attacks. Accordingly, one million rupees will be paid for the relevant families for each death.

Those who suffered disabilities or injuries in the incident will be paid a maximum of 500,000 rupees, depending on their loss of earning capacity or the disability mentioned in the medical certificate issued by the Government Medical Officer.

Further, private properties damaged will be paid compensation based on the Government Chief Valuer’s Valuation subject to a maximum of 5 million rupees. The damaged churches will also be rehabilitated by the Government.

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