An explosion has taken place at a building at Cinnamon Gardens on Reid Avenue, Colombo 7, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.
The explosion took place inside the hotel premises owned by McDonald’s, the fast food company, located on the ground floor of the old Race Course building.
It is suspected that the explosion might have been due to a gas leak and the Colombo Municipal Council Fire Brigade and the police took steps to bring the fire under control, the spokesman said .
Two persons who were at the parking near the building were injured in the incident.
The Government Analyst is to inspect the site to ascertain the cause of the explosion, he further said.
The final encounter of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Trophy Four-Nation Football Tournament was also played at the Racecourse Grounds in Reid Avenue last night.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)