Wild fire in Minipe and Knuckles

20 August 2012 04:20 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A wild fire has been reported in the Minipe, Kandy and the Yahangala area in the Knuckles mountain range since last night, DMC said today.

According to Disaster Management Centre (DMC) the fire is spreading fast over the Knuckles Mountain range due to the prevailing drought.(YP)

  Comments - 4

  • Roshan Monday, 20 August 2012 05:57 AM

    Now everyday we hear about wild fire. It looks like pre-planned action to clear all these areas. Very soon there will be no rain and Sri Lanka will be another Ethiopia or Sudan.

    Sri Radharakshitha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 06:51 AM

    Knuckles is one of the most important ecosystems in the country and is a world heritage site hence the government must have a proper conservation and protection plan for it. While ensuring incidents like this will not happen in the future the government must extend the area of the valuable site

    chinthaka Monday, 20 August 2012 07:26 AM

    sri lanka is earning showing natural environment but no actions to protect those areas. there should be fire rescue units in the areas of wild fires. obviously human being is responsible for these fires. actions to be taken to arrest the person whose involved with these things.

    Political Illiterate Monday, 20 August 2012 08:02 AM

    Hope the Air Marshall's hous is out of danger from this fire. That is a big investment and should be protected.


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