The Police have arrested two students over forest fires close to a tea estate in Nanu Oya.
The fires had been set close to Nuwara Eliya Pradeshiya Sabha in the Hatton - Nuwara Eliya main road.
Police and the villagers had been able to put out the blaze after several hours, but not before several hectare had been completely destroyed.
The students have been identified as residents of the same area. Police personnel are also seen helping fight the fire.