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Sep 29, 2020

Owner of collapsed building in Kandy, arrested

Former Basnayake Nilame of Dodanwala Natha Dewalaya - Anura Lewke, who is the owner of the collapsed building in Buwelikada, Kandy has been arrested by the police.

Lewke was arrested this morning (29) under criminal charges, said Senior Superintendent of Police in Kandy Sudath Masinghe.

He is to be produced before the Kandy Magistrate later today.

On Sep. 20, the five-story building on the Sanghamitta Mawatha in Buwelikada, Kandy collapsed onto a nearby house killing a family of three.

However, Lewke had claimed that the building was built up to proper standards with necessary approval and several investigations were launched into the incident.

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