Fire destroys 300 acres in Knuckles

11 September 2016 10:17 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Around 300 acres in the Knuckles mountain range was destroyed by a fire which broke out on Friday.

The Disaster Management Center said that even though the fire was controlled with the assistance of the Air Force, it had spread to the Yahangala area.

Fire teams together with the Air Force and the wild life official are still dousing the fire.

A bell 2012 helicopter of the Sri Lanka Air Force has also been deployed to douse the fire. (Nadeeka Bandara and Chamil Rupasinghe)

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  • ANTON Sunday, 11 September 2016 01:07 PM

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST DOWRIES GOD HAVE GIVEN TO SRILANKA IS "DUMBARA MITIYAAWATHA" PLEASE PROTECT THESE VALUABLE TREES, SEEMS THIS IS A MAN MADE DISASTER.

    brainmaster Sunday, 11 September 2016 06:22 PM

    Needs a proper investigation. May be somebody wants to get hold of that land and therefore set fire.

    Shermal Sunday, 11 September 2016 07:02 PM

    God? Can you ask him to protect it?

    Premalal Monday, 12 September 2016 06:00 AM

    God is not in the protection business, it is the man's duty because his existance will depend on it.


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