President issues special statement over Salawa Army Camp incident

President issues special statement over Salawa Army Camp incident

President issues special statement over Salawa Army Camp incident

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jun, 2016 | 11:58 am

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a statement with regard to the fire that broke out at the Kosgama Army Camp.

The statement reads: 

Railway Operating Superintendent, Wijaya Samarasinghe stated that a special train service will operate between Padukka and Avissawella as the Colombo – Avissawella road is closed due to fallen explosive shrapnel from the Saalawa army camp.

Army Commander Lieutenant General Krishantha de Silva says that the fire that erupted at the Salawa Army Base in Kosgama has been brought under control.

Our correspondents in the Kosgama area state that shrapnel could be seen  on the Colombo Awissawella Main Road. They also observed that the road is damaged.

They add that the shrapnel could be dangerous if handled

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