Rs.4 mn paid as compensation to road accident victims | Daily News

Rs.4 mn paid as compensation to road accident victims

Transport Minister Gamini Lokuge presents a cheque as compensation payment.
Transport Minister Gamini Lokuge presents a cheque as compensation payment.

The Government yesterday distributed Rs.4 million as compensation among 32 family members of road victims who had succumbed to road accidents or sustained serious injuries in 2019 in a hit and run accidents.

Transport Minister Gamini Lokuge who distributed compensation monies among the victim families at a function held at the Ministry premises in Sethsiripaya – Battaramulla said there is a need to conduct islandwide awareness programmes to educate the pedestrians, drivers or passengers in any vehicle on the importance of maintaining discipline when using roads.

He said that people are not aware of the compensation process implemented by the National Council for Road Safety (NCRS) for the victims of the hit and run accidents.