Police say that over 60 flats have been torched in yesterday’s (27) fire that broke out in the Kajimawatta area in Thotalanga, Colombo.
Over fifty firefighters from the fire stations of Grandpass, Kotahena, and Darley Road battled for around 02 hours to douse the fire while hundreds were evacuated.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on an official visit to Japan, has instructed the President’s Secretary Mr. Saman Ekanayake to take steps to provide immediate relief to all the residents affected by the fire.
Mr. Ekanayake has also been instructed to to direct the Colombo GA, Tri Forces Commanders, the Fire Brigade, the Health Department, the Urban Development Authority and all other relevant government agencies to look into the needs of the people who were residing in the area and provide them the required facilities immediately.
The President has further stated that special attention should be provided to attend to the needs of mothers, women and children who are affected by this tragedy.
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Massive fire erupts at Kajeemawatta Flats
A major fire has broken out at Kajeemawatta Flats in Thotalanga, the fire bridage said.
A total of 12 fire trucks have been dispatched to douse the flames.