Aug 08, Colombo: General Manager of the Railway Department, S M Abeywickrama says that people injured in Monday's train accident in Polgahawela will be compensated.
At least 32 people received non-life threatening injuries when a train plying from Colombo rammed into a stationary train on the same track in Panaliya, Polgahawela on Monday evening.
The Railways General Manager on the instructions of Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva appointed a three-member committee to conduct inquiries into the accident and assess the damages. The committee chaired by him has been advised to estimate the compensation to the injured.
The General Manager said the Railway Department officials have been instructed to proceed on the compensation work. All the passengers who sustained injuries in the accident will get compensation.