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UNP urges Govt. to expedite probe into SC fire

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The United National Party (UNP) yesterday urged the Government to expedite the investigations into the cause of the fire at the Supreme Court complex which occurred earlier this month.

“While the police have ruled out the cause of the fire being an electrical leak,they have still been unable to ascertain what caused this fire at the apex of the country’s judiciary. Furthermore, while police have indicated that the fire may have been caused by an individual failing to extinguish his cigarette properly, they are unable to confirm this theory.as the Supreme Court complex is a high-security zone,and the fire threatened the court records,the party requests that the Government concludes their investigations as soon as possible to identify this lapse in security,” the party said in a statement.

“Furthermore,the party had previously enquired from the Government as to the progress of the digitization of the court records which was begun by the UNP in 2019.This incident has highlighted the urgency of such a task,and the Government must present to the public the progress of this undertaking.unp has also asked the Government to audit all case records that are stored in the basement of the court complex to ensure that no files were damaged or went missing during the fire. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Man Thursday, 31 December 2020 08:56 AM

    Only SC probe. Nothing more than that please.

    cheers Thursday, 31 December 2020 09:16 AM

    These are the fellows who ran the judiciary according to their terms in the last 5 years offering bribes and promotions and also from 1977-1994 burning everything

    FF Thursday, 31 December 2020 09:28 AM

    THE GOVT IS DEAF AND DUMB TO THE OPPOSITION CALLS. THEY ARE BUSY WITH THEIR OWN AGENDAS

    Anthony. R Thursday, 31 December 2020 11:25 AM

    Justice Cremated due to Covid 19

    Jude Thursday, 31 December 2020 11:56 AM

    You guy's DIDN'T do any probe FOR Easter Sunday terrorist attacks for OVER a YEAR!!

    Socrates Balendran Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:43 PM

    Talking rubbish.....

    vithura Friday, 01 January 2021 01:06 AM

    You must be kidding, why would they?


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