Owner of Wellawatta building arrested, remanded

The owner of the building in Wellawatta which collapsed last week killing two people and injuring several others was arrested and ordered to be remanded.

The owner of the ‘Excellency’ building had surrendered to the police last night and was arrested.

He was produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate today and remanded till May 26.

Investigations had found that the section of the building which collapsed last week was an unauthorized construction. (Colombo Gazette)