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Meethotamulla garbage dump victims to receive compensation

17 July 2017 - 46   - 0


The Avurudu Day garbage dump disaster at Meethotamulla left 33 persons dead and their next of kin are to receive a million rupees each as compensation. The disaster also left 1,670 people (or 393 families) displaced, according to Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. He is seeking Treasury funding to the tune of Rs. 29.7 million whilst the National Disaster Insurance Programme will pay Rs. 100,000 to next of kin of the diseased.

The National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) is building houses for those displaced. Those who cannot afford those houses are to be paid for the damage caused to their homes. To purchase household appliances, Rs 250,000 has also been paid. Evacuated families who do not have shelter received Rs 50,000 per month for three months.

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