Nov 22, 2016

Jaffna shooting : Govt. to compensate students' families

The Government has assured compensation to the families of the victims of the recent Jaffna shooting incident.

Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan visited the families of the two students of the Jaffna University who were killed in Jaffna during a police shooting incident.

The Minister went to Jaffna to visit these families as it has been one month since the death of the two students.

After inquiring about their wellbeing the Minister promised to build two houses for the deceased students’ families. He also promised to provide them with compensation and told them that he will be discussing the matter with the Cabinet to provide compensation.

Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University and representatives of the student unions of Jaffna University were also present when the Minister met with the families of the deceased students.

(Colombo Gazette)

 

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