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* Sri Lankan government continues compensating conflict-affected civilians
Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 02:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says it has taken measures to provide redress to persons injured or disabled due to the war as recommended by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

According to the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, persons injured or disabled as a result of the war have been eligible to apply for compensation by submitting a medical report issued by a government doctor.

Implementing another recommendation of the LLRC, the Cabinet, on July 4, 2013 added paying "expeditious grant of appropriate redress to those affected by shells falling on hospitals after due inquiry as a humanitarian gesture" to the National Plan of Action.

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