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Sri Lanka Cabinet approves compensation for 78 journalists persecuted during previous regime

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the payment of compensation to 78 journalists who were subjected to various harassment and persecution during the period from 2005 to 2015.

The proposal was tabled by President Maithripala Sirisena at the request of the Non-Cabinet Minister of Mass Media and Information Ruwan Wijewardene.

The journalists will be compensated on the recommendation of a committee appointed to provide relief to various harassed and distressed journalists from 2005 to 2015.

Author: TELO Admin