Incidents relating to forest arson were reported from four areas of the island
These acts of arson were reported from the areas of Anuradhapura, Kandy, Monaragala & Badulla.
Deputy Media Director of the Disaster Management Centre Sarath Lal Kumara speaking to our news team noted that measures were taken to contain the fires.
Meanwhile a sector of the Turpentine reserve running from the Haputhale Y junction to Diyathalawa has re-ignited during a forest fire.
The fire which erupted last morning was contained from spreading with the assistance of the police and air force.
However the fire which re-ignited this evening is being contained with the assistance of the air force according to Badulla District Disaster Management Centre.