Sri Lanka's Marine Environment Protection Authority announces that it will take legal action against the owners of the Singaporean container ship "X-Press Pearl" for the marine pollution caused by the ship's fire off the coast of Colombo on May 20. The authority reports that plastic granules from spilled cargo had been washing up on the Sri Lankan coast since May 27.
A soldier is killed and another injured after a fire spread to an ammunition dump at the Salawa army camp near Sri Lanka's capital Colombo. Thousands of people in the area were evacuated. The fire is under control, according to a military spokesman.
Clashes break out at a jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing at least 13 inmates and injuring 32 others. At least nine police officers, a prison guard and a bystander were also injured during the disturbances.
Protesters try to enter the United Nations compound in Colombo, Sri Lanka, calling for the United Nations to abandon an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses in the final stages of the civil war between the government and Tamil rebels that ended last year. Staff are unable to leave until being assisted by Sri Lankan police.