The residence of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress MP M. S. Thowfeek in Kinniya has been attacked by civilians following the ferry capsized.
The MP’s residence was severely damaged in the attack. Six passengers including four students were dead and 20 others were hospitalised after a passenger ferry capsized in the Kurinjankerni lagoon in Kinniya this morning.
The ferry was being used to transport people due to repairs being carried out on the Kuringankerni Bridge in Kinniya.
People in the area staged a protest claiming that the authorities had not implemented a proper programme to prevent such accidents during development projects
Meantime Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa said in Sri Lankan Parliament today (23) that a foundation stone for the construction of a bridge at the site of the accident had been laid on April 11, but no work had been progressed thereafter. The Opposition Leader, therefore, urged that the construction of the bridge be completed as soon as possible.
He expressed his condolences over the ferry accident in Kinniya that left six people dead, 11 people injured and three others missing.