Three arrested over arson attack on PM’s residence

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Three persons have been arrested in connection with the arson attack on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence last night (09).

The arrestees were identified as residents of Mt.Lavinia, Kadawatha and Galle.

Further investigations into the apprehension of the remaining suspects are underway, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.

Protesters broke into Wickremesinghe’s private residence located down 5th Lane in Colombo last night, following a clash with the Police and armed forces, setting it ablaze soon after breaking in.

Several individuals have, however, condemned the attack on the Premiere’s residence, claiming that all forms of violence should not be tolerated.