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* Major fire in Sri Lankan capital sets ablaze over 50 shops
Fri, Dec 6, 2013, 09:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 06, Colombo: A major fire broke out at a newly-built shopping strip in downtown Colombo has set ablaze a row of shops, local media reported.

The Police Emergency Unit said at least 50 shops were burned down due to the fire broke out at Bodhiraja Mawatha in Pettah.

However, no one was hurt in the fire, the police said.

Fire fighters are currently attempting to douse the fire.

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