Forest fire close to Keppapulavu army camp

A forest fire close to the Sri Lankan military camp in Keppapulavu, Mullaithivu, has resulted in twenty-five acres of teak groves being burnt down.

In an attempt to prevent the fire from spreading to their camp, hundreds of Sri Lankan soldiers rushed to the scene.


The current heatwave in Mullaithivu is said to have caused the forest fire.