By T. Farook Thajudeen
The Colombo High Court today imposed a fine of Rs 10 million on a captain of a Turkish vessel for releasing Sulphuric Acid into the territorial waters of Sri Lanka in Trincomalee.
Senior State Counsel Riaz Hamza appearing on behalf of the State complained that the accused Sir Sidath, the Captain of the vessel ‘M T Grand of Turkey’ had released the hazardous chemical into the Sri Lankan Waters from April 5th to April 9th 2009.
The Accused pleaded guilty for the charge and consequently the High Court imposed a fine of Rs 10 million on the captain of the vessel. In default of the payment of the fine the accused was sentenced to one year imprisonment. (Daily Mirror online)