The reason for the fire that occurred last night in the Wellawatta area has been established to be an electric short circuit.
This has been ascertained in the Police Investigations carried into the incident. Six houses have been damaged in the fire that erupted last night. There has been no loss of life. The fire was extinguished jointly by the Colombo Fire Brigade and the Air Force. The fire occurred in a two storied building at Mayura Place in Wellawatta.