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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Auditor General has advised officials to monitor the recovery of compensation for the damage caused by the X-press Pearl ship, which went up in flames off Sri Lankan waters.Auditor General Chulantha Wickramaratne stated that monitoring the process of recovery of compensation was recommended taking into consideration the facts presented by various parties regarding the assessment of the damage of the ship and the process to recover compensation.The Auditor General stated that a full investigation is expected to be conducted with regard to the process of recovering compensation for the damage caused by the ship.It has been more than a year and three months since the X-Press Pearl ship sank in the Sea of Sri Lanka.The ship was carrying 81 containers of dangerous goods and contained 25 tons of nitric acid.The affected area spanns across 746km from Mannar to Kirinda Hambantota. .

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