Apr 13, Colombo: An early morning fire has broken out in Sri Lanka's Brandix apparel factory located in the Board of Investment's export processing zone in Katunayake near the international airport.
Police said the fire was reported around 7:30 this morning and it was doused with the assistance of the Katunayake Police and the fire brigade units of the Board of Investment and Aviation Services Department.
The fire brigades have put out the fire immediately preventing the fire to spread to neighboring factories.The cause of the fire or the extent of damages has not been ascertained yet.
The factory was closed today for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays.
According to Lanka Business Online, the Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion, Kabir Hashim, has been in touch with the owners of the Brandix factory.