ECONOMYNEXT – The government is assuring the public that no court records have been damaged in yesterday’s fire at the Supreme Court complex.
A press release issued by the Department of Government Information said that the fire was inside an area outside the courts where waste had been stored.
The release quoted the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice M M P K Mayadunne as saying that “a fire has broken out in the waste material store in the Colombo Supreme Court premises at around 4.45 pm today and the fire did not damage any office of the Supreme Court or any other items including files.”
The CID and the Government Analysts Department are conducting investigations, the statement added. (Colombo December 16, 2020)
Reported by Arjuna Ranawana