9 persons arrested for setting fire to forests


9 persons have been arrested for setting fire to forest reserves in Haali-ela, Ella and Namunukula areas recently.


A team of Police officers led by DIG of Uva province arrested the culprits.


Meanwhile, Haali-ela police stated that a fire has erupted at Roka-tenna Watta, Haali-ela, Badulla last night.

The fire has destroyed 30 acres of land.