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Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with FR filed by Salawa victims

 

The Supreme Court today granted leave to proceed with a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the victims of explosion of the Salawa Army Camp.

Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprising Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, Justice Nalin Perera and Justice Vijith Malalgoda fixed the petition for argument on May 11.

Through this FR petition, thirty petitioners, the victims of explosion of the Salawa Army Camp are seeking an order directing the respondents to pay compensations to the victims following a proper valuation.

The petitioners cited the Secretaries to the Ministries of Defence, Finance Disaster Management and several others as respondents.

The petitioners stated that on June 5, 2016 the armoury in Salawa Army Camp exploded causing continuous explosions and fire.

The petitioners are further seeking an order directing the Chief Valuer of Department of Valuation to submit a report pertaining to the assessment of damages caused to the properties of petitioners and others affected by the explosion.