Provide immediate relief to those affected – President instructs officials from Japan
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on an official visit to Japan, has instructed the President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake to take steps to provide immediate relief to all the residents affected by the fire that broke out yesterday night in Kajimawatta Apartment Complex in Thotalaga, Colombo.
The President had instructed to coordinate with the Colombo District Secretary, the Armed Forces, the Fire Brigade, the Health Department, the Urban Development Authority and all other relevant government agencies and look into the needs of the people who were residing in the apartment complex and provide immediate facilities for them, the President’s Media Division said. A major fire broke out near Kajimawatta Flats in Thotalanga last night and several houses, mainly shanties were completely destroyed. Chief Fire Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council P.D.K.A. Wilson said the fire had been controlled at the time of going to press. He said a total of 12 fire trucks had been dispatched to douse the flames.
Wilson further said that no deaths or injuries had been reported.