13th June 2018 13:22:22 Hours
A sudden bush fire erupted in Divithotawela area in the Badulla district Tuesday (12) evening was brought under control by the troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen) after the emergency was brought to the notice of the troops serving in the area.
Commander, Security Forces - Central (SF-Cen), Major General Rukmal Dias on being informed of the emergency situation directed his troops to immediately rush to the area with the assistance of civil authorities in the area.
The group of Army personnel including 1 Officer and 15 Other Rankers jumped into action and brought the fast spreading fire under control within hours. The reason for the outbreak of the fire is yet to be identified.