09th May 2018 09:27:05 Hours
Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), once again on Saturday (5) took immediate steps to bring a fast spreading bush-fire under control in the general area of Keppapilavu in Mullaittivu area.
The fire that broke out Saturday (5) was brought to the notice of the troops of the SFHQ-MLT serving Mullaittivu area by a local who rushed to the area swiftly and brought it under control.
More than 100 Army personnel at ground level contributed to wrest control of the fast spreading fire on the directions of Major General Dushyantha Rajaguru, Commander, Security Forces - Mullaittivu (SF-MLT).
The bush fire erupted in Keppapilavu forest reserve for the second time near the SFHQ-MLT was effectively doused same evening (5).