Fires in 3 reserves - more than 100 acres destroyed in Belihuloya

Saturday, 17 August 2013 - 7:53


The center for disaster management stated that forest fires have erupted in the Samanala Wewa Beli-hul-oya reserve, the Badulla Beragala reserve and the Monaragala Walla-waya Urugama reserve.

However the Samanala wewa police stated that more than 100 acres of the Beli-hul-oya reserve has been destroyed due to the fire.

Deputy Media Director of the Center for Disaster Management Sarath Lal Kumara had the following to say with regard to this.