It has been confirmed that the fire that erupted at Eppawala
State Phosphate Company was a deliberate act of setting fire by using a certain kind of oil. Investigations conducted by the Additional Government Analyst Ariyananda Weliange of the Government Analyst Department, has found the cause. The Supplies Division, Audit Division, Documentations Division and the employee’s rest room were completely destroyed in the fire. The Thambuthegma Magistrate Court ordered the Government Analyst Department to conduct an investigation into the incident. Anuradhapura Police Crime Division said that investigations are continuing to arrest the suspects.