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The fire that erupted in a warehouse at Colombo port recently was due to an undeclared inflammable chemical, the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) said today.

The company that imported the inflammable chemicals had concealed the true nature of their goods by way of convincing the authority that the goods were not dangerous cargo.

The authority said it had decided to take legal action against the company. (Lahiru Pothmulla-DM Online and Benislos Thushan)(Pix by PradeepPathirana)





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  • ANTON Monday, 03 June 2013 01:10 PM

    UNTIL TODAY NO ONE KNEW THAT THERE WERE INFLAMMABLE CHEMICALS IN THE WAREHOUSE OF THE SLPA, HELL OF AN AUTHORITY.

    Porky Pig Monday, 03 June 2013 02:39 PM

    Difficult to believe. Ship do not take on board inflammable items. it is more dangerous that having it aboard than in a wear house. I thing the cargo is fish(y).

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 03 June 2013 03:32 PM

    Some important items would have gone missing by now.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 03 June 2013 03:59 PM

    Divert all cargo to Habantota.

    Grace Monday, 03 June 2013 04:24 PM

    This is a result of safety and security laps.
    God knows what all are the hazardous things were brought in this way.

    weha Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:43 AM

    Ethanol :P ?

    janak Tuesday, 04 June 2013 02:37 AM

    WE KNOW THAT GOVERNMENT WANT TO SHIFT THE COLOMBO PORT TO HAMBANTHOTA

    sach Tuesday, 04 June 2013 03:13 AM

    dont talk abt things u dont knw. a company should reveal the nature of chemicals they import

    No Hope Tuesday, 04 June 2013 03:50 AM

    Silly little idea.

    ANTON Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:16 AM

    INMATES OF A HOUSE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IS BROUGHT TO THEIR PLACE ??? DON'T TALK RUBBISH MAN.


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