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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 11:08
Three Facebook friends arrested over fire of ‘Lovers Mountain ’
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Three persons were arrested in connection the arson of Nearthegala Kanda in Ratnapura also known as ‘Lovers Mountain ’.

The Disaster Management Centre said that the fire erupted yesterday and has since been doused.

More than 300 acres were destroyed.

Disaster Management Centre’s Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippili said that three friends had coordinated a trip to the mountain, via Facebook.

It was found that the fire was erupted as a result of negligence by the group when they were lighting a campfire.

Later they were arrested by police for causing the fire.

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