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Video: Colombo Kachcheri on fire

26 November 2012 06:09 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A major fire broke out at the Colombo Divisional Secretariat (Kachcheri) at Dam Street last night causing heavy damages to the building and destroying most of the documents. According to reports the fire had initially erupted around 7 pm on the first floor of the two-storied building and within two hours it had spread to the ground floor as well. Picture shows firefighters in a desperate attempt to douse the fire. Pix by Nisal Baduge


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  • Anderson Monday, 26 November 2012 08:13 PM

    Burnt on purpose so that the rajapaksha's can take people's land

    bernardwijeyasingha Monday, 26 November 2012 08:15 PM

    Outside of the documents lost I noticed the building is a Colonial style building and most likely built during the British Empire. What a terrible loss!

    Vasu Monday, 26 November 2012 10:30 PM

    Making way for a new development. Pitty most of the records are destroyed.

    Punchi Putha Monday, 26 November 2012 11:29 PM

    Destroying evidence?

    ponil.d christu Monday, 26 November 2012 11:31 PM


    Citizen Tuesday, 27 November 2012 12:24 AM

    There goes our documents):

    kumisura Tuesday, 27 November 2012 12:36 AM

    do we have more lamborghinis than fight engines?

    lankan Tuesday, 27 November 2012 12:00 AM

    The pictures suggest this could be a deliberate act, possibly to destroy some key documents. Closely follow this news and you will understand the underlying reason soon. via DM iPad app

    Prof Wickramatillake Tuesday, 27 November 2012 01:16 AM

    Sure some documents on illegal work were being destroyed. Hope land deeds of innocent people were not there?

    Cobra. Tuesday, 27 November 2012 01:26 AM

    Is this part of the huge land grab that is taking place?

    Sonna Boy Tuesday, 27 November 2012 02:08 AM

    Who stands to benefit the most from all the destroyed deeds?

    Rif Tuesday, 27 November 2012 02:08 AM

    Another property for sale to Chines company

    Mohamed Jihaddeen Tuesday, 27 November 2012 04:16 AM

    Colombo Night Race + Colombo Night Fire

    Vaidy sathasivam Tuesday, 27 November 2012 09:31 AM

    A fireproof modern Kachcheri should be built in the Maligawatte

    eminem Friday, 30 November 2012 02:34 PM

    Fire Brigade was poor. they took hours to set off fire and by then it was too late. damn it

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