Fire in Meedumpitiya

21 October 2010 04:48 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A vast area of the Meedumpitiya forest reserve in Passara was destroyed by a bush fire that broke out last night. The forest reserve was still ablaze even this morning. The Forest Conservation Officials of the area said the poachers often set fire to the forest reserves during the drought to track down wild animals.  (Pics  Prasanna Padmasiri)



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  • malkanthi Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:47 AM

    Either the forests are bulldozed or set on fire by these Unscrupulous elements. Those do not love the environment are not really human beings, but devils with a human skin on!

    wasala Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:59 AM

    What a crime. It got the name meedumpitiya because that area was eternally covered with a mist - breathtakingly beautiful. Now all that is gone.
    Anura Yapa is not a match for Champika. All the officers were dead scared of Champika and they were on red aler when he was the minister. Now officers are fast asleep.

    Managala Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:24 PM

    People are in sane cheap selfish act destroys big wild life resource...

    the undertaker Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:43 PM

    we didnt start the fire

    roshan raz Thursday, 21 October 2010 08:54 AM

    poachers should be shot to death. they are ruining the lives of people and animals.


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