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Friday, 06 December 2013 - 20:49
Update : Video: Petta fire is not an act of sabotage.
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The Police stated that the fire which broke out in shops at Bodhiraja Mawatha, Pettah was not an act of sabotage.

Speaking during a media briefing held in Colombo this evening, Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the fire started from the 77th shop.

 Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has informed the Colombo Mayor to promptly take measures to support the victimized vendors to continue their businesses.

During an inspection tour at the premises, Colombo Mayor A.J.M. Musammil expressed his views regarding the matter.


Update : Saturday, 07 December 2013 - 7:02 PM
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Investigation regarding fire in Pettah turned over to the CCD

The investigation regarding the fire that broke out yesterday along a row of shops in the Bodhiraja Mawatha in Pettah has been turned over to the Colombo Crime Division.

50 shops out of the more than 100 shops located along the Bodhiraja Mawatha were destroyed due to the fire and among the shops that were burnt there were shops selling toys, garments and plastic items.

The reason for the fire has not been determined yet.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the investigations of the case has been handed over to Colombo Crime Division and the cause for the incident is expected to be unraveled soon.


Update : Saturday, 07 December 2013 - 1:29 PM
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Investigation regarding fire in Pettah turned over to the CID

The investigation regarding the fire that broke out along a row of shops in the Bodhiraja Mawatha in Pettah has been turned over to the Criminal Investigation Department.

50 shops out of the more than 100 shops located along the Bodhiraja Mawatha were destroyed due to the fire and among the shops that were burnt there were shops selling toys, garments and plastic items.

The reason for the fire has not been determined yet.

Speaking to our news team, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana expressed the following views regarding the current status of the investigation.


Update : Saturday, 07 December 2013 - 12:56 PM
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50 shops in Pettah destroyed in fire - Reason yet to be revealed

A fire erupted in a line of shops located along Bodhiraja Mawatha, Pettah last night.

Around 80 out of the 100 shops were destroyed in the fire.

The shops that mostly sold textiles were completely burnt when the fire fighters doused the fire.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that investigations are being carried out to ascertain the exact reason for the fire.

 
Update : Saturday, 07 December 2013 - 8:10 AM
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Pettah shops Fire

The Police Emergency Unit has confirmed that a fire broke out at the newly built shop-line in Bodhiraja Mawatha, Pettah.

The fire brigade is attempting to douse the flame.


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