Build­ing col­lapse in Grand­pass: Rel­a­tives of vic­tims seek trans­par­ent probe

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - BUSINESS NEWS - BY SHEAIN FERNANDOPULLE

The fam­ily mem­bers of the vic­tims in the build­ing col­lapse in Grand­pass where seven peo­ple died early this year, staged a protest at the site of the tragedy, al­leg­ing that no proper in­ves­ti­ga­tion had been car­ried out into the in­ci­dent.

Seven peo­ple were killed and two in­jured when a sin­gle-storey build­ing used to store spices col­lapsed at Baba­pulle Place, Grand­pass on Fe­bru­ary 14, 2018.

The pro­test­ers al­leged although four months had elapsed since the in­ci­dent, com­pen­sa­tion had not been paid to the fam­ily mem­bers of the vic­tims and that the Po­lice had not con­ducted a proper in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent.

They also ac­cused that they had a sus­pi­cion on the deaths of the work­ers be­cause there had been a con­spir­acy to kill the owner of the com­pany who also died in the ac­ci­dent.

There­fore, they urged the au­thor­i­ties to look into the in­ci­dent and mete out jus­tice.

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