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Government pledges compensation for families of Tamil students killed by police

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday pledged compensation for the families of two Tamil students at the University of Jaffna who were shot dead by the police last month. 
The decision came following a meeting with the president, prime minister and minister of resettlement, the Colombo Page reported. 
The president also ordered that the post mortem report of the deaths be brought forward. 

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