Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government to pay compensation to families of children abducted by LTTE - report
Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 11:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: A survey conducted by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of Sri Lanka has found that over 2,900 children and youth abducted by the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had perished in the war.

The LTTE had abducted the children and youth from their homes and forcibly recruited to its ranks to fight against the government security forces at frontlines.

The Sri Lanka Army has initiated a counselling programme to redress the parents of the children who were forcibly conscripted and later died in the war, a senior TID official has told Ceylon Today.

According to the TID official, the programme that will commence at the Solidarity Centre in Kilinochchi, will issue death certificates to the parents of those children.

Also, arrangements will reportedly be made to offer them Rs 100,000 as compensation for each family member killed in battle.

Moreover, under the program a monthly allowance of Rs 3,000 will be given to those who were affected by the war.

Accordingly 1,200 persons in 426 families will be provided with relief under the programme.

Provision of compensation to the affected families is a recommendation of the Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

Reportedly, officials of seven government institutions have been tasked with the responsibility to carry out the relief measures and they have already been deployed to Kilinochchi to implement the measures.

However, the same survey has found that there had been malpractices during implementation of the programme during past few months.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Colombo Leadership Academy grooms Sri Lanka's next crop of young entrepreneurs
-- [3 hours ago]
Two UN special rapporteurs arrive in Sri Lanka on a joint visit
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka media activists protest demanding fresh probe into journalist's murder
-- [4 hours ago]
Deputy Minister slams former president for misleading people on VAT
-- [5 hours ago]
Former Aviation Minister, ex-SriLankan chairman appear before Presidential Commission of Inquiry
-- [5 hours ago]
French Naval ship arrives at Sri Lankan port on goodwill visit
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, Cuba and El Salvador for trilateral cooperation to curb Chronic Kidney Disease
-- [6 hours ago]
Malaysian trade delegation to visit Sri Lanka next week seeking investment opportunities
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Court bars joint opposition from holding May Day rally at Shalika Grounds
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Colombo inflation rises to 3.1 percent in April 2016
-- [8 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.