Meethotumulla tragedy: Colombo Municipal Commissioner removed


Colombo Municipal Commissioner V.K.A. Anura was removed from his position by the Governor K.C. Logeswaran, on the recommendations of the Presidential Commission, appointed to probe into the Meethotumulla tragedy, today.

The decision was made by the Governor after receiving instructions from President Maithripala Sirisena to take appropriate action according to the report which was submitted by the Presidential Commission headed by Justice Dr, Chandrasena Nanayakkara.

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed the one-member committee on April 26, 2017 to investigate into the garbage collapse in Meethotumulla which occurred on April 14, 2017.

More than 23 lives were claimed and 180 families were displaced by the tragedy.

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