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An explosion has taken place at a building at Cinnamon Gardens on Reid Avenue, Colombo 7, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.

The explosion took place inside the hotel premises owned by McDonald's, the fast food company, located on the ground floor of the old Race Course building.

It is suspected that the explosion might have been due to a gas leak and the Colombo Municipal Council Fire Brigade and the police took steps to bring the fire under control, the spokesman said .

Two persons who were at the parking near the building were injured in the incident.

The Government Analyst is to inspect the site to ascertain the cause of the explosion, he further said.

The final encounter of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Trophy Four-Nation Football Tournament was also played at the Racecourse Grounds in Reid Avenue last night.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)





  Comments - 11

  • ANTON Saturday, 20 November 2021 09:04 AM


    Ram Saturday, 20 November 2021 09:22 AM

    Hope it is an accidental explosion. If that was planted by a displeased person, we can expect more in the future

    Monty Saturday, 20 November 2021 09:53 AM

    Can be an insurance fraud!!!!:No business no..

    roni Saturday, 20 November 2021 09:54 AM

    Are the farmers in town?

    Jay Saturday, 20 November 2021 10:11 AM

    Recent increase in Butane in LP gas cylinders causing this. Very dangerous precedence. Lives can be loss also. Authorities should look into it

    Labby Saturday, 20 November 2021 10:26 AM

    Typical SLPP tactic. They are masters in the art of creating this type of situation to not only divert the attention away from the problems the people face today, but also to show a situation of sabotage against the government. I don't think we the people are gullible anymore; we are wiser now.

    Tupac Saturday, 20 November 2021 10:28 AM

    Sound very fishy

    mohandmendis Saturday, 20 November 2021 10:39 AM

    If it is foul play, whole country knows who will be behind it

    Mohamed Ismail Hamidon Saturday, 20 November 2021 10:49 AM

    Too many gas cylinder explosions reported ... authorities shud investigate...

    Horse Rider Saturday, 20 November 2021 01:25 PM

    Oh no poor thing. Get well soon Race Course building.

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Sunday, 21 November 2021 08:43 AM

    MR trophy football final was played hours ago. A gas leak explosion at nearby Mc Donalds. Any connection or mere coincidence? But it is sad to see when people suffer without gas, there are gas leaks else where.

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