HC Judge orders AG to submit progress report

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Colombo High Court Judge Damith Thotawatta yesterday (21) ordered Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam to submit the progress report pertaining to the blaze that occurred on the cargo vessel X-Press Pearl off Sri Lankan waters, by 23 November.

The Judge gave this instruction, following submissions made to Court by the State Counsel.

The State Counsel stated that investigations into the incident were still proceeding.

He added that the probe into the incident was in its final phase. He then urged Judge Thotawatta to give a fresh date to submit a progress report on it. The request was granted by Court.

By Hansi Nanayakkara