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Senior Laboratory Manager of Horana rubber factory arrested over deaths in ammonia tank

The Senior Laboratory Manager of the rubber factory in Horana has been arrested over the death of five persons in the ammonia tank incident.

The Police said the 42-year-old female laboratory manger, a resident of Horana, Dikhenapura was arrested this evening (21) and she will be produced before Horana Magistrate Court.

Earlier the police arrested the manager of the rubber factory in Horana A.K.D.R Edirisinghe over the five deaths. He was remanded until April 25 by the Horana Magistrate’s Court.

Five people including two employees and three residents were killed in Sri Lanka on Thursday after a worker at a rubber factory in Ballapitiya, Horana fell into a tank of ammonia and co-workers and residents tried to save him.

The Director General of Labor today said legal action will be taken against the rubber factory for failing to take safety precautions.

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