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Workers’ compensation upped to Rs 1.2 mn

Ministry of Labour, Trade Unions Relations and Sabaragamuwa Development has decided to increase the amount of compensation paid to employees who get injured or die while on duty in Sri Lanka.

Such a such victim hereafter will get Rs.1.2 million as compensation as opposed to the previous Rs.550,000.

Earlier the law only allowed employees who were on duty in factories only to receive this compensation, but after an amendment to the law, employees who are engaged in the construction industry too would be entitled to compensation, said W.E. Jayathilake, Kurunegala Senior Divisional Secretary, speaking at meeting of factory workers of the Kurunegala District held in Bingiriya on Wednesday.