MEPA confirms receival of Rs. 720 mn interim claim

Following the X-Press Pearl container ship disaster, Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) Chairperson Mrs. Dharshani Lahandapura confirmed to The Morning today (07) that Sri Lanka has received the interim claim of Rs. 720 million.

Speaking further, she elaborated that these funds will be used to make up for the direct costs incurred by the government due to the tragedy.

In terms of the balance payments which are yet to be received, she told The Morning that the MEPA is in the process of submitting further clarifications, and that the rest of the payment is expected in the coming days.