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31 July 2010 09:30 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}



By Hiran Priyankara


A forest fire is currently raging close to the Thalawila St. Anne’s Church where more than hundred thousand devotees have gathered to celebrate the annual St. Anne’s Church festival on August first. None of the devotees have been injured and attempts are under way to bring the fire under control


More than 20 acres of land have been affected by the fire which is reported to be spreading fast due to the dry conditions in the area. The Army, Navy, Police and the Fire brigade in the area have been called in to bring the fire under control. No casualties are reported yet. 

  Comments - 9

  • Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 31 July 2010 09:49 AM

    Probably the work of an arsonist because it cannot be a coincidence that the feast also falls on the same day.

    shane uk Saturday, 31 July 2010 09:52 AM

    OMG.wats going on????

    Wickrama Saturday, 31 July 2010 10:28 AM

    God works in mysterious ways huh??

    MaPer Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:32 AM

    Why are there fires everywhere? Reminds me of 'Black July'.

    kumara Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:49 AM

    Yes, God the Lord works in a mysterious way.

    Ossan Salam - Qatar Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:59 AM

    The UN panel must be appointed to investigate whether any misusing of matchboxes today

    Smart Aleck Saturday, 31 July 2010 12:00 PM

    There is noting sinister in this incident. Obviously the carelessness of a devotee.

    Sujee Peiris Saturday, 31 July 2010 12:02 PM

    A cigarette butt could be the reason!

    Nivantha Saturday, 31 July 2010 12:53 PM

    Thank God None of the devotees have been injured

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