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 Fire at CFS No:01 completely controlled
 

The fire erupted around 01.00 am this morning at Container Freight Station No: 01 (CFS – 01) of the Port of Colombo has been completely controlled. Police have started investigations into the incident whilst the Government Analyst  has also commenced investigations of the incident.

The fire Brigades of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), SL Army, SL Navy, SL Air Force, Colombo Dockyards Plc. (CDL) and the Colombo Municipal Council deployed engaged in a joint mission to assist fire extinguishing operations at CFS – 01 in the Port of Colombo.

Following the incident port customers have been immediately facilitated with two contact numbers to obtain information on   cargo imported and warehoused at CFS – 01. Any relevant information can be obtained via 071 8688361 or 011 2482579 by contacting the Duty Manager at SLPA. A separate Inquiry Centre has also been installed at the Customer Centre of SLPA to receive information of cargo imported and warehoused  at CFS – 01.

Hon.Minister of Port and Highways (Projects) Rohitha P. Abeygunawardane arrived at the incident has extended all guidance and instructions to be taken of  the incident.

Under instructions by SLPA Chairman Dr.Priyath B.Wickrama, measures are underway by officers of SLPA to conduct valuation surveys of the damage caused by the fire. A special meeting have also been convened this morning  to all relevant Senior Officers by the Chairman of SLPA and instructions have been extended to facilitate uninterrupted and continued service for Port customers without delay.

Chairman and the Management of SLPA convey gratitude the police, fire Units of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), SL Army, SL Navy, SL Air Force, Colombo Dockyards Plc. (CDL) and the Colombo Municipal Council for their fullest assistance extended to control the situation.

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