A fire broke out when an oil pipeline connecting the Kelanitissa Power Station exploded near the Kelaniya Bridge this afternoon. The fire however was doused by the Colombo Fire Brigade. A spokesman of the Colombo Fire Brigade said that the fire did not cause any serious damage.
However oil from the pipeline was believed to have flowed towards houses close to the area and this resulted in three houses catching fire injuring at least five people, residents said. (SD)
Good excuse to raise the price of petrol & electricity rates.
Monday, 17 May 2010 09:58 AM
for heavens sake it's an accident, and of course there must be someone responsible, and that person has to be dealt with with proper disciplinary procedures. but please don't try to see politics in everything
Monday, 17 May 2010 10:19 AM
Every Sri Lankan is a politician.
And by the way in Sri Lanka either you have to be an MP, or a beggar, all segments of people in between will just disappear.
Monday, 17 May 2010 10:39 AM
You are absolute correct Rajitha but no point of telling these fellows as they see politics in everything. It’s always either Mahinda’s fault or Ranil’s fault.
Monday, 17 May 2010 11:00 AM
these guys always waiting to say something abt policts..
Monday, 17 May 2010 11:32 AM
WE DIDNT START THE FIRE...HHAHA
Monday, 17 May 2010 11:52 AM
This Govt PPl do not work carefully. even the people who lives in those areas also responsible for this. they need to shifted to the North and East.( for new lands)
Monday, 17 May 2010 01:00 PM
No one damp care about the people who sustain injuries. What a shameless society.
Monday, 17 May 2010 02:17 PM
@maper...typical JVP response
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 02:02 AM
A nasty accident with the potential of dire consequences. We should be happy it ended without leading to any loss of life.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 04:20 AM
WATCH OUT FOR PRICE HIGH IN DIESEL, PETROL, KEROSENE, LP GAS, ELECTRICITY, BUS FARES, FLAVOUR .....ETC
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