The National Centre for Disaster Management states that the forest fires which erupted in the districts of Rathnapura, Badulla, Nuwara-Eliya & Mathara have been contained.
According to Deputy Director of media for the NCDM Sarath Lal Kumara the fires have consumed around 3000 acres of land.
He also noted that around 100 forest fires were reported during the past 4 months thought 6 districts.
Meanwhile Minister for Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera states that
a comprehensive programme will be introduced to combat forest arson with the joint collaboration of 6 ministries.