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Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse report, handed over to President Sirisena

The Presidential Committee appointed to look into the damage caused to life and property due to the collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, handed in their report to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.

The report was handed over by the Chairman of the Committee, retired Appeals Court Judge, Dr Chandradasa Nanayakkara.

The handing over took place at the President’s Official residence with the participation of fellow committee member, Attorney-at-Law, Palitha Abeywardena and Secretary, D.M. Karunaratne.

The committee had given a verbal summary of the report to the President and the President had informed them that he would give them another date after the election to discuss the report at length, revealed reliable sources.

The report comprises 68 pages and the committee has noted down evidence from 26 witnesses on the incident which occurred on April 14, 2017.