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Kinniya ferry tragedy: MP's house comes under attack

23 November 2021 05:13 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The residence of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress MP M. S. Thowfeek in Kinniya has been attacked by a group of residents following the ferry mishap in which six  were drowned.

The MP's house was severely damaged in the attack.

Six passengers including four students were drowned and 20 others were hospitalised after a passenger ferry capsized in the Kurinjankerni lagoon in Kinniya this morning.

Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that a 30-year-old woman, her 6-year old son and 3-year-old girl were among the dead.

Two girls in the same family and a 70-year-old man also died in the tragedy.

The rescued were admitted to the Kinniya and Trincomalee Hospitals.

The spokesman said five girls and four boys were among those 19 receiving treatment at the Kinniya Hospital.

A 6-year-old girl is receiving treatment at the ICU at the Trincomalee Hospital.

The Navy and the Police launched a search operation to locate the missing persons soon after the incident.

The ferry was being used to transport people due to repairs being carried out on the Kuringankerni Bridge in Kinniya.

Police said a tense situation prevailed in Kinniya following the tragedy.

Residents in the area staged a protest claiming that the authorities had not implemented a proper programme to prevent such accidents during development projects.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


  Comments - 9

  • Kikazaru Tuesday, 23 November 2021 05:24 PM

    Good, the fellows need to be taught a lesson at grassroots level.

    Lion Tuesday, 23 November 2021 05:54 PM

    Day is not faraway that the people will burn these parasites with their luxury vehicles.

    Kikazaru Tuesday, 23 November 2021 06:11 PM

    I bow my head to the residents of Kinniya for not releasing video clips of the attack to the house to the media. Normally Sri Lanka's cheap media likes this type of video to boost the rankings.

    Gayan Tuesday, 23 November 2021 06:58 PM

    This sounds like an organised attack against the opposition MP.

    Anura Jayantha Tuesday, 23 November 2021 07:05 PM

    Excellent precedent. People should remind these 225 crooks who put them there!

    Doug Wednesday, 24 November 2021 09:57 AM

    violance should not be condoned whatever the reason.

    Kamala perice Wednesday, 24 November 2021 12:42 PM

    You are correct but hope no one is your family or relatives not affected from this incident. This is reasonable .

    shantha colombo Wednesday, 24 November 2021 02:06 PM

    Our deepest sympathies towards the families of these innocent flowers like girls and boys . sad to hear this kind of tragedy

    june macapagal Wednesday, 24 November 2021 02:53 PM

    Good job done by the public. Now the public should give this type of treatment to the other stupid guys as well.

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