Families of gem mine accident victims compensated

Families of gem mine accident victims compensated

June 17, 2015   04:25 pm

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President Maithripala Sirisena today distributed financial payments as compensation to the families of persons who died or suffered disabilities in accidents in the gem mines belonging to the Gem and Jewellery Authority.

President handed over the cash cheques as compensation payment for the families of five mine workers who died or suffered permanent injuries in a landslide at a gem mine in Lunugalka and a poisonous gas leak in a mine at Gilimale.

The families of the dead victims were paid Rs 500,000 each at the function held at the Presidential Secretariat.

Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Gem and Jewellery Authority Chairman Aruna Gunawardane were also present on this occasion.

 

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