Legal action over Port fire

The government says legal action will be taken against a private company whose cargo led to the fire at the Colombo Port recently.

Minister of Ports and Highways, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, said that hazardous items which were among the cargo had caused the fire.

He said that the private company which had shipped the items had failed to inform the authorities about it.

The fire caused extensive damage to several cargo belonging to other companies which were also stored at the same location where the fire erupted. (Colombo Gazette)