Major fire at Peradeniya University


A laboratory at the Peradeniya University’s Engineering Faculty was completely destroyed after a fire broke out last evening.

Police said the fire has erupted in the third floor of a four storied building.

The Kandy Municipal Council’s fire engines were deployed to douse the fire.

The cost of damages has was not assessed.

Meanwhile a protest was staged in front of the Sri Jayewardenepura University last night.

The protest organized by the university students’ general union to voice opposition against an issue relating to the security of female students residing in  external hostels.