July 11, Colombo: Insurance compensation was paid to dependents of fishermen who died while engaged in fisheries activities today (11).
The payments were made to the recipients today at the Auditorium of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry under the patronage of Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, P. Harrison and State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi.
In addition, the two ministers also provided educational assistance to students of the fisher families who has insurance due to accidental death.
Over Rs. 2.7 million insurance compensation was paid to eight fisher families today. A sum of Rs. 1.2 million has been paid to a fisherman who died in an accident and Rs. 250,000 for a fisherman who died of natural causes.