The owner and the two operators of the ferry that capsized in Kinniya on Tuesday, have been remanded until the 8th of December.
The order was issued by the Trincomalee Magistrate’s Court.
The owner and the two operators of the ferry that capsized in Kinniya, Trincomalee were arrested yesterday.
Six individuals including children died in the incident.
Three members of the same family were among the victims of the ferry capsize in the lagoon adjacent to the Kurinchankerny Bridge in Kinniya.
19 individuals who were rescued following the incident were also admitted to the Kinniya Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, area residents in Kinniya, Trincomalee, agitated over the ferry capsize, attacked the residence of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Trincomalee District Parliamentarian MS Thowfeek.
It has been reported that the ferry service was initiated as the reconstruction of the Kurinchankerny bridge had not been completed for a long time period.
The incident was followed by unrest in Kinniya, with residents burning tyres and protesting on the streets.
Governor of the Eastern Province Anuradha Yahampath also has ordered an immediate inquiry into the ferry accident in Kinniya.