Body of an individual who was missing following the building collapse in Wellawaththa, found

Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 16:31

The body of a 20 year old youth, who was trapped under debris following the building collapse in Wellawatte was found this afternoon.

Speaking to our news team, a spokesperson at the Fire Brigade stated that a mission is currently underway to recover the body.

Meanwhile, a protest was staged at the Gregory Estate in Pathana – Hatton today by the relatives of the 20 year old Raaman Niroshan who was missing since the building collapsed.

Meanwhile, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka has issued directives to the Urban Development Authority to take measures to remove unauthorized constructions in the Colombo municipality within the next three months.    

Following an inspection visit to the site where the building collapsed, Minister Ranawaka stated that legal assistance will be sought after to remove unauthorized constructions.

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation, Asiri Iddawela further elaborated on the measures to be taken in future.

One person was killed and 21 others sustained injuries following the building collapse on the 18th of this month.

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