The Chairman of the Kinniya Urban Council has been arrested by Police over investigations into the ferry capsize, that resulted in the death of six persons.
20 others were hospitalised following the capsize.
Three members of the same family and two sisters were among the victims of the ferry capsize in the lagoon adjacent to the Kurinchankerny Bridge in Kinniya.
Police said the Chairman of the Urban Council will be produced before the Trincomalee Magistrate’s Court.
Meanwhile, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued directives to complete the construction of the Kurinchankerny Bridge within nine months.
Speaking at a media briefing today at the Presidential Media Center, Secretary to the Ministry of Highways RWWR Premasiri said the President issues directives in this regard.