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The owner of the Excellency building in Wellawatta, which collapsed on Thursday killing two and injuring 21 persons, was arrested by the Wellawatta Police last night.
 
Police said the 62-year-old building owner is a resident of Wellawatta and was arrested after he surrendered to the Police.
 
He is to be produced in the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today.
 
The five-story building which was situated behind the Savoy Cinema in Wellawatta collapsed on Thursday while construction work was under way to expand the building.
 
The rescue team recovered a body of 20-year-old, under the debris of the collapsed building yesterday while another victim succumbed to injuries on admission to the National Hospital on Thursday night.
 
Several others victims are still undergoing treatments at the the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and the National Hospital.(DS)

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  • ANTON Sunday, 21 May 2017 10:01 AM

    NOT THE OWNER, CONTRACTORS OF THIS BUILDING SHOULD BE PUNISHED.

    annoyed Sunday, 21 May 2017 10:56 AM

    Good precedent. Such acts should be applied to politicians as well. For eg. deaths of meethotamulla garabge crisis.

    Anusha Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:13 AM

    There are so many unauthorized buildings in Colombo without even a proper plan. pls take action against them all before it's too late.

    jihaddeen Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:39 AM

    What happen if one of Government building fallen down??whom you will arrest??

    ceylon Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:39 AM

    wowthe justice of srilankan style.building collapsed and building owner arrested.its a fine lanka comedy. via DM Android App

    Dee Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:05 PM

    You don't arrest a car when it meets with an accident do you?

    Sarath Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:14 PM

    Yes the owner should be punished for constructing up to to 7 floors with the approval for 3 storied building. Contractor can't decide that on his own.

    seqi Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:19 PM

    Is the contractor the owner also via DM Android App

    ANTON Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:44 PM

    SURE !!! BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE CAR DOES NOT HAVE A BRAIN.

    jayaweera Saturday, 27 May 2017 02:16 PM

    Then arrest the government or the minister if you can reach him/her

    suresh Monday, 22 May 2017 02:42 PM

    The owner is arrested in this case as he is the contractor himself


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