Chairman of the Sea Consortium Lanka, the local agent of the X-Press Feeders’ agency, Arjuna Hettiarachchi has been arrested by the CID in connection with the fire on the X-Press Pearl vessel.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the CID had collected the information in respect of communications that had been exchanged between the captain and parent company of the vessel and the local agent of the company in Colombo.
It has been revealed that the local company had acted negligently in respect with the incident, he said.
The arrested Chairman would be produced before the Colombo High Court today.
Earlier, the CID also arrested the Captain of the X press Pearl vessel