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Manampitiya boat owners will be compensated

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 22, 2018 19:39

Manampitiya boat owners will be compensated

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to provide relief to the owners of the boats that were damaged in Manampitiya recently.

The fleet of boats were set ablaze by an unknown group recently. Around 25 boats that were used to sand mining in the Mahaweli River were damaged. Under the instructions of President Sirisena, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau took steps to inquire about the incident. Accordingly, the boat owners will be given new boats for their damaged ones. New insurance policy will also be introduced to the boats.

Chairman of the Bureau, Asela Iddawela stated that measures will be taken to introduce places to berth the boats in a systematic way. Measures have also been taken to provide 50,000 rupee compensation per a boat as an immediate relief.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 22, 2018 19:39