The cabinet has given approval to a proposal presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to pay compensations for the victims and the damaged property following the 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.
Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement & Rehabilitation V. Sivagnanasothy says funds will be allocated to renovate the damaged churches as well.