The case filed in Singapore to claim compensation for the damages caused by the X-Press Pearl maritime disaster will be called up for the first time today.
Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says the case will be called up at the Singapore High Court.
A law firm in Singapore will represent Sri Lanka in the case.
Sri Lanka’s Attorney General’s Department on April 26 said that legal action was filed with a court in Singapore to claim compensation for the damages caused by the X-Press Pearl maritime disaster in the Sea of Sri Lanka.
He further said that the court will be informed about the compensation amount in the future.
He also said that a detailed report has been called for from the Marine Environment Protection Authority to make the compensation claim.
The X-Press Pearl incident is the worst maritime disaster to have struck Sri Lanka. It has had a significant impact on Sri Lanka’s sensitive coastal environment, local communities and the economy.