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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - 13:58
Government to pay compensations to families of 16 dead and 21 injured in the shooting at Welikada Prison
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The Cabinet has approved compensation for the families of those who were killed and injured in the shooting at Welikada Prison in 2012.

Accordingly, families of 16 prisoners who died and another 20 who were injured during the incident will each be paid 2 million rupees and 500 thousand rupees compensation respectively.

The injured prison officer will also be paid 500 thousand rupees.

Joint Cabinet Spokesman minister Rajitha Senarathna made the announcement in Colombo during todays Cabinet briefing .

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