Sri Lanka | X Press | 27th June 2021 | Virtual Wire
The X Press Pearl shipowners have agreed to pay compensation of 750 million Sri Lankan rupees to the fishing community affected by the fire that erupted in the vessel.
The Attorney General (AG) has informed that a payment of US $3.6 million (720 million LKR) will be paid for the fisherman next week by the X Press Pearl Agents.
The initial payment of the First Interim Damage Claim of $40 Million made by the AG for the period May 20 to June 03, State Fisheries Minister Kanchana Wijesekara informed. The money will be directly deposited into the Treasury Account.
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