Fire at Education Ministry building

20 December 2013 03:55 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A fire broke out at the Pensioners division in the fourth floor of the Education Ministry building Isurupaya this morning, police said.

According to the police the documents in the Pensioners division have been destroyed. It is suspected that the fire started from an air-conditioner plant, police said.

The fire brigade managed to douse the fire and no injuries have been report.
(Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana)




  Comments - 13

  • Godaya Friday, 20 December 2013 09:18 AM

    Current system of Education is already on fire. A symbolic act

    ANTON Friday, 20 December 2013 05:10 AM

    NOT ONLY THE MINISTRY, BUT ALSO OUR WHOLE EDUCATION SYSTEM IS ON FIRE.

    Roshan Friday, 20 December 2013 09:47 AM

    The fire may be to omit some pensioners and to include new names.

    Niwan Friday, 20 December 2013 06:24 AM

    Another fire. To destroy what this time?

    Mm Friday, 20 December 2013 06:40 AM

    Education ministry is a dump! When u go there the typical government serve not sits and chats without taking notice of u and they come to work late but leave by 4pm!!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 20 December 2013 10:12 AM

    How very convenient - initiate arson as an inside job whenever there is a need to get rid of some incriminating documents. It is an Education in itself!

    Fazly Friday, 20 December 2013 10:17 AM

    ............i am at a loss of words ! ..funny,fires start at all the wrong places at any wanted time.

    Concerned citizen Friday, 20 December 2013 07:00 AM

    Colombo Kachcheri, Colombo Port, Colombo Sathosa, Colomboa Bodhi Raja Mawatha shops, Colombo BIMICH and now Colombo Education Department, What is next?

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 20 December 2013 07:07 AM

    Fire fire, fire in Colombo. One after the other.No smoke without afire.

    Grace Friday, 20 December 2013 07:08 AM

    This is an eye opener for the concerned authorities to check and service equipment operated by electricity regularly.

    RohanR Friday, 20 December 2013 07:12 AM

    WOW! They don't have to pay pension to retired teachers..... Let's celebrate....

    Rahman Friday, 20 December 2013 08:22 AM

    Next EPF department.

    Nut Case Becoming Friday, 20 December 2013 08:46 AM

    In this day and age, if they do not have computerized records and back-up records stored in various sites, then one should question the Minister of Education and responsible officials why they do not have such records and then sack the whole lot if the answers are not up to snuff!


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