Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Air Force deployed to douse forest fire in Muthurajawela wetlands
Mon, Jan 27, 2014, 11:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Air Force has rendered its assistance Monday to control a forest fire raging in the Muthurajawela wetlands.

The Air Force said it has deployed a Bell 212 helicopter from the SLAF Ratmalana base was deployed this afternoon to assist in retarding the spread of a forest fire which erupted in the wetland areas of Pubudugama in Muthurajawela.

The helicopter crew of the Bell 212 helicopter equipped with the under-slung 'Bambi buckets' flew 34 consecutive sorties bringing water from a natural tank in Muthurajawela and contained the raging fire close to Pubudugama Village.

The Disaster Management Center has sought the assistance of the Air Force to douse the fire.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Railway union strike called off
EU team to visit Sri Lanka to assess the fishery ban on 5th - 9th October
Northern Province CM to remain neutral at Sri Lanka election
Sri Lankan PM asks the people to elect a stable government that could work with the President
Top level New Zealand team to visit Sri Lanka in November to explore investment opportunities
Sri Lankan government confirms three new diplomatic posts
Sri Lankan government to investigate failures of Bribery Commission
Sri Lankan government allocates additional Rs. 345 million to reconstruct damaged temples in Nepal
Police arrest six for abducting UNF candidate's supporters
Another deputy minister resigns from Sri Lankan government

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.