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* Sri Lanka Opposition Leader highlights the need to pay compensations to victims of communal violence immediately
Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 10:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe said in parliament today that the victims of the communal violence in Beruwala and Aluthgama last month need to be compensated immediately to build mutual trust.

Delivering a special statement in parliament, the Opposition Leader said that the situation cannot be remedied through pointing fingers at one another and putting the blame on certain communities.

"A programme to appease the hearts broken by this conflict is necessary. We cannot see any such programme. The people do not trust the programs to compensate the damaged property and business."

In response, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said the government had immediately taken every possible measure to resolve the issue and paying compensation for the individuals whose houses and properties were damaged by the violent incidents are now underway.

"All the state leaders visited the area, met the people and the religious leaders and mediated to settle the issue. Civilians were guaranteed of basic needs. Now it is being prepared to pay the compensation for the damaged property and businesses according to estimates," he said.

According to the Prime Minister, the Rehabilitation Authority has already evaluated the damages and all required facilities had been provided to the affected people.

Accordingly, a compensation of maximum Rs. 100,000 will be paid for each damaged property.

For the damaged industries a loan of Rs. five million with 9 percent interest rate and a grace period of one year will be provided.

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