Cabinet to decide on compensation for violence hit families

Cabinet will discuss and decide on the compensation to be paid to the families affected by the violence in parts of the country.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited some of the areas affected by the violence today.

He spoke to some of the families who lost their property as a result of the mob attacks.

The Prime Minister said that cabinet had met last night and it was decided that the military and Police will be empowered to act to prevent the violence from escalating.

He said that while Easter Sunday was ruined as a result of the suicide attacks Vesak also cannot be ruined by mob violence.

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