Friday, 16th April 2021

Fire in Rekahtan Forest reserve

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: A fire that erupted last night in the Rekahtan forest reserve in Nallathanniya has been combated by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Mi17 helicopter with a Bambi bucket.

DMC Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili said the forest fire might have occurred due to the prevailing dry season in the area. The fire was brought under control with the assistance of the Army and the Airforce.

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