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Fire fighters are trying to douse a fire that broke out a short while ago near the Bodhiraja Temple in Pettah affecting several shops.

Around 50 shops in Bodhiraja Mawatha, Pettah were gutted due to a fire that spread from one shop behind the Bodhiraja Temple.

The shops that mostly sold textiles were completely burnt when the fire fighters doused the fire. (Video and text by Sanath Desmond)












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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 07 December 2013 06:39 AM

    Just watch out for a new CASINO complex in Bodhiraja Mawatha very soon.

    G.M. Jayawardenayawa Friday, 06 December 2013 04:02 PM

    thanks to Daily mirror for the news. Sorry to hear this tragic incident; so many medium entrepreneurs may have faced great loss and perhaps they may not be able recover the loss in their lifetime. Very strange two blazes within two weeks? Hope there is no relationship between the two. Generally there is no fire safety procedures to be followed in any place in Sri Lanka. That's why we don't see any fire extinguishers around in any building. The losses could have been minimized had the building is with fire safety equipment, namely, a siren and extinguishers etc.

    investigator Saturday, 07 December 2013 07:09 AM

    hard working poor traders.i dont think they have insurence.when build shops like these it is very high risk for fire.build with better fire safety.

    Kalu Nangi Saturday, 07 December 2013 08:15 AM

    Looks like clearing land for urban redevelopment........!

    bandara Saturday, 07 December 2013 08:28 AM

    entrepreneurs? the government should regulate (display price tags on sales items) these vendors who try to rob people's hard earned money.

    talk.sense Saturday, 07 December 2013 08:40 AM

    Such a tragedy. Many hard working peoples livelihoods lost yet some still find it acceptable to make sarcastic comments - pathetic

    johan Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:30 AM

    Doubt whether politically motivated

    Tony Montana Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:37 AM

    Maybe this is a coup to clear the area.

    Grace Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:48 AM

    I totally agree with you. making fun at other's pain.
    We should think of the affected traders and their families.

    merc Saturday, 07 December 2013 11:17 AM

    BBS OVER 2 u

    Lanka Lover Sunday, 08 December 2013 11:02 AM

    Poor fellows ,feel sorry for them. hope government will money to restart their life.

    OMG Saturday, 07 December 2013 04:14 AM

    Looks like clearing land for another casino.

    old citizen Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:57 PM

    Future actions will reveal the whole truth and the conspirators.


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