Th Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has written to the Acing inspector General of Police Chandana Wickremaratne requesting that an immediate investigation be launched into the collapse of a building in Boowelikada in Kandy in which three persons including a lawyer and her one and half year old child were killed.
“We request you to immediately launch an investigation into this incident and ensure that all aspects of the circumstances are properly and adequately investigated,” BASL President Kalinga Indatissa P.C. said in the letter.
BASL identified Attorney -at Law Achala Ekanayake as a member of the Association who died in the incident on Saturday night.
BASL said it is concerned about the incident for a number of reasons, one being the death of one its members in these circumstances and also equally concerned that even though such incidents have taken place in the past, it is alleged that the investigations are not properly or adequately conducted.
“You would recall that a few years ago a building collapsed in a similar manner in Wellawatta near the Savoy cinema. Unfortunately, and strangely there appears to be a trend that no further action was taken by the state bodies after the initial investigations re done, ,” BASL said.