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Chairman of Kinniya UC arrested over ferry tragedy

25 November 2021 04:37 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Chairman of the Kinniya Urban Council has been arrested in connection with the incident in which six people, including four school children, were killed  when a ferry capsized in the Kuringankerni Lagoon.

Police said the chairman was arrested on several charges, including allowing the ferry to operate across the lagoon.

He was taken into custody by the Kinniya Police this morning after obtaining a statement regarding the incident.

The arrested chairman will be produced in the Trincomalee Magistrate's Court.

Earlier, the police arrested the owner and two operators of the passenger ferry over the incident.

Six persons including four children had drowned and 20 others were hospitalised following the incident.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 2

  • lankan 123 Thursday, 25 November 2021 05:08 PM

    health and safety is compromised in many government and private sectors in Sri Lanka. Consider for instance, driving on the road. Some unlicensed drivers have killed many people . Likewise, people over take for nothing but for some funs and many accidents take place in overtaking and yet, no action has been take against the Ministry of transport or any traffic police for not protecting public. Moreover, check some buildings in Colombo, there is no fire exists and health and safety measures in many buildings. Consider housing building in upcountry areas. No planing permission has been strictly regulated in house building. Roads are taken by constructions of shops and building. It is money that speak in Sri Lanka not rule of law. if you have money to pay bribes to some officers you can get works done from back doors. I thought this president is elected to curb all these loopholes and yet, it looks he does not care all about it. It is like you can not amend the tiles of old dogs.

    Lion Thursday, 25 November 2021 05:25 PM

    Beginning of a another comedy series

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