By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): The lawsuit filed at a Singaporean court demanding compensation for the eco-damage caused by the destruction of the cargo vessel MV X-Press Pearl is set to be taken up for a second date today (15).
The case was first taken up at the said Singaporean court on May 09, 2023. A Singaporean legal firm will be appearing on behalf of Sri Lanka.
The destruction of the cargo vessel MV X-Press Pearl by fire on May 20, 2021 was reportedly the worst environmental disaster in Sri Lanka in the recent history.
The AG’s Office filed a lawsuit before a Singaporean court demanding compensation for the eco-damage, but concerned parties opined that a trial can be called upon at a Sri Lankan court.
The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) commented measures have been taken to reassess the damage caused by damage.