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Family of cop killed in Dematagoda blast gets compensation

The government is compensating the family of Police Sergeant Bhathiya Bandara Ratnayake who was killed by a suicide bomber in Dematagoda in the Easter Sunday violence.

A check for one million Rupees was handed over by President Maitrhipala Sirisena to Inoka Shirani the mother of Sergeant Ratnayake at the Presidential Secretariat today (28).

Other members of the family were also present at the event.

Ratnayake was among three policemen killed that day when they were investigating an apartment that would eventually be revealed as the home of two of the suicide bombers who struck Churches and hotels that day.

Ratnayake was killed when the wife of one of the suicide bombers blew herself up along with her two children.

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