A fire broke out in the solar power plant in Sullikulam, Vavuniya causing significant damage to power generation equipment that had been installed on 5 June.
The Vavuniya Urban Council fire brigades rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire after several hours.
According to police, the solar cells that had been stored there for installation had also been completely destroyed by fire.
Police and Army also assisted the fire department to put out the fire. Police in Vavuniya are conducting investigations into the fire.
BY Naalir Jamaldeen