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Fire at Agriculture Ministry building doused

Oct 5, 2010 5:08:45 AM - itnnews.lk

A sudden fire erupted at the Agriculture Ministry building in Battaramulla this morning has been brought under control.

The Talangama Police says that the fire broke out in the first floor of the three storied building belonging to the Ministry. The Fire Brigade, the Talangama Police and the employees have jointly extinguished the blaze while the cause of the fire is suspected to be an electric short circuit.

The computers, televisions and files belonging to the Projects and Planning Division have been destroyed due to the fire. Further investigations are being carried out by the Government Analyst and the Electrical Engineers of the CEB. Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Deputy Minister Jagath Pushpakumara visited the scene.