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No harm to devotees due to fire near St. Anne’s Church

Jul 31, 2010 12:27:31 PM - itnnews.lk

It has been emphasized that there are no impediments to the annual feast of St. Anne’s following the eruption of a fire in the Talawila area.

A fire erupted in a coconut plantation close to the St. Anne’s Church this afternoon. The Army, the Navy, the Police and the Fire Brigade in the area succeeded in bringing the situation under control. There are no reports of damage to the Church or any camp of the devotees. The feast of St. Anne’s is being celebrated tomorrow. More than 100 thousand devotees have gathered to celebrate the annual feast. Chilaw Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Valence Mendis has pointed out that all facilities have been provided for the devotees to participate in this festival.