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AG led delegation holds talks on X-Press Pearl incident with ship-owner, Insurers in Singapore

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A nine-member Sri Lankan delegation led by the Attorney General engaged in fruitful discussions with lawyers representing the ship-owner interests and their insurers on July 18 and 19 in Singapore in a significant development regarding the X-Press Pearl incident.

The meeting was convened in response to a request made by the lawyers on behalf of their clients following the Government of Sri Lanka’s claims action filed in Singapore back in April. During the course of these discussions, both parties addressed several critical aspects related to the incident and its aftermath.

A key focus of the talks was to assess the outstanding interim claims put forth by the Marine Environment Authority and the Ministry of Fisheries from the Government of Sri Lanka. In response to their concerns, the Sri Lankan delegation received assurance from the ship-owner interests; insurers that the assessment of these claims would be conducted promptly andefficiently.

Furthermore, the Attorney General, representing the Government of Sri Lanka, emphasized the urgency of concluding the ongoing wreck decommissioning and debris recovery works within Sri Lankan waters. In response to this plea, the insurers of the ship-owner interests responded positively, indicating their cooperation in addressing this issue.

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