Granting of compensation for Salawa residents to commence

Granting of compensation for Salawa residents to commence

Granting of compensation for Salawa residents to commence

Written by Tharushan Fernando

11 Jun, 2016 | 8:55 pm

Colombo District Secretary Sunil Kannangara says, providing compensation to the public that were affected by the explosions at the Salawa army camp in Kosgama, will begin on Tuesday.

A decision in this regard was reached following a discussion held at the Seethawaka Divisional Secretariat office  on Saturday.  Six hundred and forty five (654) buildings had been destroyed or damaged as a result of the incident that took place last Sunday.

Seventy six (76) valuation officers have been deployed to ascertain the value of the damaged or destroyed property

The district secretary added that the compensations will be made based on the estimates made by the valuation officers.While water supply to the area has been restored to around 90% of the affected area, 98% of wells in the Salaawa area in Kosgama have been cleaned.

Commander Security Forces West, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe stated that the reconstruction of damaged houses in the Ranaviru Village will be done by the Sri Lanka Army.Twelve operation centres have been set up by the army to provide aid and relief to the people living in the area.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Army commenced reconstruction activities of the Kosgama government hospital which was damaged in the incident. The building is due to be handed over to hospital officials on Monday.

All schools in the area which were closed, will be reopened on Monday. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe added that the stationery for the students will be provided by the Army.

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