Marine Environment Protection Authority to sue owners of “Sri Lanka Glory”

Marine Environment Protection Authority to sue owners of “Sri Lanka Glory”

Marine Environment Protection Authority to sue owners of “Sri Lanka Glory”

Written by Staff Writer

28 Jul, 2019 | 5:24 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Marine Environment Protection Authority stated that they will file a case with regard to the destruction of the maritime ecosystem of the Bonavista coral reef caused by the ship “Sri Lanka Glory” at sea near Rumassala in Galle after strong winds that prevailed a few weeks ago.

It’s General Manager, Dr Terni Pradeep Kumara, said that the removal of the ship could cause further damage to the marine environment.

However, he noted that the oil the ship was carrying has been removed to avoid any disaster to the maritime ecosystem.

 

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