Sep 29, 2020

Buwelikada building collapse: Owner remanded

Former Basnayake Nilame of Dodanwala Natha Dewalaya Anura Lewke, is the owner of the Buwelikada building in Kandy which collapsed last week killing three including an infant, was remanded till October 13.

He was arrested this morning and produced in the Kandy Magistrate's Court.

A five-story building, which is said to be a recently renovated but old building on a slope collapsed onto an adjacent hotel in Buwelikada, Kandy on September 20.

A family of three – father, mother, and one-and-half-month-old infant daughter – were killed in the incident.