Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Accelerant used in the fire at Sri Lanka's Colombo Divisional Secretariat building
Sat, Dec 29, 2012, 01:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Government Analyst has concluded that an accelerant has been used so set last month's fire that engulfed the Colombo Divisional Secretariat building.

A highly flammable liquid has been used in the fire erupted at the Colombo Kachcheri Building on the night of November 26, the police had said citing the Government Analyst's report.

The Government Analyst's final report, which has been handed over to the Colombo District DIG on Friday, has said that the fire broke out at the right side of the upper floor of the Kachcheri building.

Based on the Government Analyst's report, the police had concluded that the fire was an act of sabotage and launched investigations to identify the motive for the act.

Investigations are being conducted to ascertain whether the arson was politically motivated or an attempt to destroy some vital public records.

District Secretary of Colombo Kamal Padmasiri had assured that there were no damages due to the fire to the divisions of pensions, land, births, deaths and marriages.

No one has been arrested yet. The damage to the historic building has been estimated at Rs. 10 million.

According to local media reports, the police were examining log books maintained by the security guards in a bid to uncover who entered the building minutes before the fire erupted.

** Related Story :: Colombo District Secretary calls for a speedy conclusion to the investigation into fire at the Kachcheri



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Ceylon Chamber to commence third batch of Italian Language Course on May 14
-- [1 hour and 10 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka political parties gear up to mark the May Day amid heavy security
-- [1 hour and 15 minutes ago]
France, Sri Lanka Navies to form a solid partnership for maritime security in Indian Ocean
-- [2 hours ago]
Colombo Leadership Academy grooms Sri Lanka's next crop of young entrepreneurs
Two UN special rapporteurs arrive in Sri Lanka on a joint visit
Sri Lanka media activists protest demanding fresh probe into journalist's murder
Deputy Minister slams former president for misleading people on VAT
Former Aviation Minister, ex-SriLankan chairman appear before Presidential Commission of Inquiry
French Naval ship arrives at Sri Lankan port on goodwill visit
Sri Lanka, Cuba and El Salvador for trilateral cooperation to curb Chronic Kidney Disease

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.