Aug 06, 2017

Ponnankanniya paddy field destroyed in a fire!

The Ponnankanniya paddy field in Madampe was destroyed in a fire last night (05).

Following the fire, transportation on Kakkapalliya-Medagama road has been disrupted.

The paddy field was in a dried out condition due to the prevailing drought, and the Puttalam disaster management centre says the cause of the fire is yet not known.

Setting fire to paddy fields is an offence punishable under the agrarian act.