An explosion has occurred at a restaurant located at the old racecourse building in Colombo 07 this morning.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Talduwa said the blast took place at a restaurant owned by an international fast-food chain below the pavilion.
Police suspect that a gas leak caused the explosion.
The Colombo Municipal Council Fire Brigade and Police have taken steps to control the fire.
The Police Media Spokesman revealed that no casualties or injuries were reported.
The Government Analyst has been summoned to the scene to ascertain the exact cause of the explosion.
Investigations are being carried out by the Cinnamon Gardens Police under the direction of the SSP in charge of the Colombo South Division.