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A forest fire is currently raging in the Hurulu forest reserve affecting more than 2000 acres of land. Two Air Force helicopters and the Civil Defence Force personnel have been called on to control the fire which has been spreading rapidly due to strong winds in the area.

Meanwhile there is strong suspicion that the fire may have been caused by an arsonist.





  

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  • gayan herath Monday, 19 July 2010 01:37 PM

    There are some idiots who are not knowing the value of the forest and trees.

    garawi Tuesday, 20 July 2010 01:48 AM

    This is the first time such large scale fire damage has been done. 2500 acres is a considerable area for a small country like Sri Lanka. If found punish the culprit under the green act, damage to public property and vandalism. At least a 10 year jail sentence should be given to prevent any future copy cat acts.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 20 July 2010 02:36 AM

    More and more colorful types are surfacing. Is there an air of 'devil may care' attitude due to economic frustrations?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 20 July 2010 03:14 AM

    Maybe the perpetrator did not see the trees because of the forest.

    Wasantha Tuesday, 20 July 2010 03:57 AM

    Grave crime. Serious national issue.Offenders should be punished maximum. If existing laws are not sufficent ,enforce new laws under emergency and punish.

    Asoka Lelwala Monday, 19 July 2010 12:18 PM

    GOSL should hang this type of people, doesn't know the value of these forests and how long will it take back to the same growth, may be another 30 to 40 years


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