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Sunday, 30 December 2012 - 13:03
Ministerial committee to probe fire at District Secretariat
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Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs W D J Senevirathne says that a committee headed by a ministerial secretary would be appointed to investigate the fire which occurred on the 26th of November at the Colombo District Secretariat.

The Government Analyst who had carried out initial investigations into the incident had concluded that the fire had been caused due to arson.

Accordingly a committee would be appointed in this regard tomorrow according to Minister Senevirathna.

Constructed in 1858 the ground floor of the Colombo District Secretariat was completely consumed in the fire while the departments of planning, administrative & accounts located on the first floor sustained heavy damages during the blaze.

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