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* 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



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