A fire broke out at the Supreme Court complex in Hulftsdorp, Colombo today.
The Police said the Colombo Fire Brigade had dispatched nine fire engines to douse the fire.
The fire was subsequently extinguished.
The Justice Ministry said that fire broke out in the waste material store at the Supreme Court premises and did not cause any damage to offices in the Supreme Court.
Secretary to the Ministry of Justice M.M.P.K. Mayadunne said that the files in the court were also not damaged in the fire.
The waste material store is located on the ground floor of a building outside the main building where the Supreme Court is located, and therefore only the warehouse was damaged.
The Crime Investigations Division and the Government Analyst’s Department have
already been instructed to conduct an immediate investigation into the incident.
The Police said that three CID teams have been deployed to investigate the cause of the fire. (Colombo Gazette)
— Easwaran Rutnam (@easwaranrutnam) December 15, 2020