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The British Police on Monday said that the two women who died in a fire in a block of flats in Deptford in UK as Sri Lankan nationals.

Sri Lankan nationals Kunaliny Alagaratnam, 42, of Marine Tower, and Santhirapathy Tharmalingam, 59, who was visiting the UK from her native country, were both formally identified on Monday.

Post-mortem examinations at Greenwich Mortuary on Saturday confirmed that both women died as a result of the fire on Friday afternoon at Marine Tower in Abinger Grove, Deptford.

Sandra Clarke, 49, of Marine Tower, was charged on February 6 with manslaughter, arson with intent to endanger life and arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

She appeared on Monday via virtual link at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court, and was remanded to appear at Woolwich Crown Court on February 14. (The Docklands)

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  • GameKolla Tuesday, 08 February 2011 03:23 AM

    sad to hear..a full investigation should be carried out!!

    Raja Tuesday, 08 February 2011 06:04 AM

    It is the responsibility of Sri Lankan government to push the UK government to carry out full investigation to bring justice to vitims' family and compensate the immediate family members.

    Palpola Tuesday, 08 February 2011 09:18 AM

    Raja, Tamil groups in UK are very close to the UK govt and they will attend to all the requirments. There is nothing SL govt can do.

    Southern putha Tuesday, 08 February 2011 09:21 AM

    Innocent victims of a crime.

    THE UNDER TAKER Tuesday, 08 February 2011 10:43 AM

    LET THEIR SOULS IN REST IN PEACE IN UK SOIL


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