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Video : Compensation for shop owners who were affected in Pettah fire
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Today is the 7th day of the committee stage debate on the 2014 budget.

Heads of expenditure of the water supply and drainage, along with the child development and women’s affairs ministries are being debated on.  

Deputy Economic Development Minister Susantha Punchinilame stated in parliament today that compensation will paid to those who were affected by the fire in Pettah.

Replying to a question raised by UNP MP Sajith Premadasa, the Deputy Minister said compensation will be paid according to a request made by traders who were affected.    

Update : Monday, 09 December 2013 - 12:59 PM
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2 unions refutes allegation against Petta fire

Patriotic Three wheel driver’s national union and the Pavement vendors national organization states that they refuse the allegations leveled at them regarding the fire that occurred at Petta – Bodi Raja Mawatha.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, Chairman of the union Uwa- thane Suman thero stated that some accuse them of igniting the fire.

However, the Police stated that the fire which broke out in shops at Bodhiraja Mawatha, Pettah was not an act of sabotage.

Speaking during a media Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the fire started from the 77th shop.

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