A sudden fire erupted at the 7th floor of the main CWE office building situated at Vauxhall street this dawn.
The Colombo Fire Brigade said that the fire that had started at about 3.30 this dawn had by now been doused.
The fire brigade also said that the cause of the fire had not yet come to light.
The fire has caused severe damage to the CWE Chairman’s official room and the Cooperatives and Internal Trade Ministry media unit.
However the damage caused by the fire has not yet been assessed.