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::

* Sri Lanka appoints committee to probe the fire at Colombo District Secretariat
Sun, Dec 30, 2012, 09:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of State Administration and Home Affairs W.D.J. Seneviratne said today that a committee has been appointed to probe the fire that destroyed part of the colonial building that housed the Colombo District Secretariat.

The investigation committee is headed by an additional secretary of the Ministry, the Minister said at a press conference held today.

The committee will conduct its own investigation in addition to the police investigation, the Minister said.

The report of the Government Analyst concluded that an accelerant had been used to set fire to the building.

The fire destroyed important documents and equipment in Accounts, Administration and Planning Divisions. The damage to the historic building that was built in colonial era has been estimated at Rs. 10 million.

** Related Story :: Accelerant used in the fire at Sri Lanka\'s Colombo Divisional Secretariat building



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Minister T.B. Ekanayake at FCID for questioning
-- [1 hour and 40 minutes ago]
Weather destroyed Estate houses will be reconstructed promptly - Deputy Minister Range Bandara
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
Two Indian nationals smuggling gold worth Rs. 4 million arrested at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport
-- [2 hours ago]
PM tours North today to review progress of development projects
-- [2 hours ago]
All schools closed today in Gampaha Education Zone due to flooding, will reopen Wednesday
-- [4 hours ago]
Ceylinco Insurance announces 'record' 315 percent dividend
-- [4 hours ago]
Leader of the Mahason Balakaya attackd in prison
-- [4 hours ago]
Firaz Makar to head STAX digital practice
-- [5 hours ago]
Relief continues for over 38,000 people displaced by adverse weather in Puttalam District
SriLankan plane carrying 228 passengers hits runway light at Cochin airport during rain

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.