A local media channel operating from Kinniya has published a video two weeks ago on the plight of the people using the ferry service in the area.
The area residents were forced to use the ferry service due to a delay in the renovations to the existing Kurinchankerny bridge.
The local media channel had revealed the safety issues and risks posed via the ferry service.
Two weeks after the news report, the ferry carrying several people capsized today, killing six people including school children.
Following is the news report that was published by Sri Lankan media channel KTV on the ferry service in Kinniya.