Bata warehouse gutted by fire

[TamilNet, Friday, 13 August 2004, 16:16 GMT]
Bata company's finished product ware house in Kattubedda on the southern outskirts of Colombo was gutted by fire in the early hours of Friday. Police said that the arsonists would be arrested soon.

Bata factory in Ratmalana has been plagued by strikes and lay offs since June.

Police in the area said the primary suspects were among the protesting workers. Police arrested and released several Tamil and Sinhala youth in the area Friday in connection with the fire at the Bata warehouse.

 

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