Rathnasiri calls for Estimates

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The Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs J. J. Rathnasiri has directed all District Secretaries to submit detailed estimates of the damage caused to the properties and residences of MPs and PS members in the Galle District in the aftermath of the violent clashes at Gota GoGama, Galle Face Green on 9 May.

It appears that those with ulterior motives taking undue advantage of the assault on peaceful protesters at GotaGoGama and MainaGoGama, resorted to arson and looting and damaged the properties of SLPP MPs and PS members across the country.

According to sources some 12 residences of SLPP MPs and PS members had been either torched or vandalised.

Ratnasiri said the District Secretaries had been advised to compile the ‘estimate’ reports in collaboration with officers from the Survey Department and Police Inspectors.

BY Farhan Nizamdeen – Galle