Police do not suspect foul play over fire at Divisional Secretariat

by Pradeep Samarakoon

Police suspect the fire that broke out in the room occupied by the security officers on ground floor of the Maharagama Divisional Secretariat Building recently was due to an electrical short circuit.

A senior police officer attached to Maharagama police said they were awaiting the Government Analyst’s report.

Six refrigerators to be distributed among low income families under the grants given to Provincial Councillors, a generator, four compressors, bicycles, four salon chairs and several other items were destroyed by the fire.

One person who entered the affected room to extinguish the fire by breaking a glass window and suffered cut injuries in the process was admitted to Kalubowila hospital.

On seeing smoke billowing from the room, some employees had alerted the authorities.

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