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By Lasantha Niroshan


More than 100 acres of the Sri Pada (Adam's Peak) forest reserve has been destroyed by a massive fire raging in the area, the Forest Conservation Department said.

Range Forest Officer in Balangoda, Ajith J Kayasinghe said the fire that broke out in the Rathanagolla are in the Walawe valley was spreading to the Balangoda section of the forest reserve.

A request has been sent to the relevant authorities including the Disaster Management Centre to help the Forest Conservation Department to bring the fire under control.

Kayasinghe said Pathan land and the Sri Pada forest reserve on the boundary of the Horton plains were the worst affected by the raging blaze. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Sanath R Wednesday, 04 August 2010 07:30 AM

    Hope the cause of fire is not due to somebody's vandalism.

    Agni Wednesday, 04 August 2010 07:36 AM

    All the nature reserves on fire! Something very fishy here!

    spark Wednesday, 04 August 2010 07:42 AM

    Damned is a country of sinners.

    arshad Wednesday, 04 August 2010 07:58 AM

    Urgent action has to be taken to curb this and investigation should be held to see whether this was done by mischief makers and stern action should be taken agaist them

    Poornima Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:04 AM

    Very Pity to hear this disaster. I am teaching Teaching Productivity but green trees are going off

    Mr.Concern Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:13 AM

    If we don't live like civilised people by respecting each other, we could hear more of these or worst scenarios in the future. May all mankind wake up and try to realise the truth as to what life is all about & live accordingly.

    Ajith Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:42 AM

    Must tie the culprits (if any) to a tree in the forest


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