COLOMBO, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lanka Ports Authority said on Tuesday that it had launched an investigation into a fire that broke out at a private construction site in the Colombo port on Monday.
The fire broke out at a stack of scrap rubber tubes that had been used to pump sand to the land from the sea during dredging and not at the East Container Terminal, the Ports Authority said in a statement.
"There was no disturbance to the day to day activities of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority or for the Colombo Port terminals," the statement said.
"The private site is located outside the shipping operation area of the Colombo Port. No property of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority was lost and no personal injuries were reported due to the fire."
The fire broke out on Monday afternoon with several fire trucks taking at least three hours to put out the flames.