Kinniya ferry tragedy: Three Persons Arrested

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021
News Kinniya ferry tragedy: Three Persons Arrested

By Thameenah Razeek

The Kinniya Police arrested three people in connection with the ferry mishap in Kinniya Lagoon which occurred on 23 November.

According to Police Spokesman, SSP Nihal Thalduwa, one of the three individuals arrested was the ferry’s owner, while the other two were operators.

A ferry capsized in the Kinniya lagoon in Trincomalee District, killing six people, including a 70-year-old father, a 30-year-old lady, her 6-year-old son, and 3-1/2-year-old daughter. According to a Police spokesman, the elder sister and younger sister of the same family were also killed.

At least 20 people have been admitted to hospital, including a 6-year-old child, who is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.


By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021

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