May 31, 2021

CID records statements from captain of X-Press Pearl

The CID is currently recordings statements from the Captain, Chief engineer and deputy chief engineer of the X-press pearl vessel in connection with the complaint by the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) over the environmental damage due to the fire.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the statements are being recorded at a  hotel in Wellawatte.

He said the Captain and the Chief engineer of the vessel are Russian national while the deputy engineer is an Indian national.