CID to probe torching of PM’s private residence

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Sri Lanka Police says that investigations into the incident of setting hearth to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s personal residence in Colombo have been handed over to the Felony Investigations Division (CID).

On Sunday, the police arrested three folks for setting Wickremesinghe’s personal residence on hearth in the course of the Saturday violence.

In keeping with reviews, protesters entered the PM’s personal residence at Cambridge Place in Colombo and set it on hearth, inflicting intensive harm to the property and damaging a luxurious sedan.

Among the many arrested suspects is a 19-year-old residing in Mount Lavinia. The opposite two suspects had been recognized as residents of Kadawatha and Galle areas, aged 24 and 28 respectively.

Extra arrests are on the anvil, because the police have widened their scope of investigations, the police spokesman stated.

Throughout a protest staged exterior the prime minister’s personal residence final evening, a gaggle of individuals had stormed the premises which was later set on hearth.

The residence was replete with a uncommon assortment of books and previous Buddha statues, most of which Wickremesinghe had inherited, a spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Workplace stated.

The incident got here hours after Wickremesinghe provided to resign to make approach for an all-party authorities.

Island-wide mass public protests had been organized yesterday, demanding President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resign instantly.

In the meantime the Public Utilities Fee of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) says {that a} particular investigation is being carried out concerning the ability outage within the neighborhood of the Prime Minister’s personal residence in Colombo on the time it was set on hearth. 

He stated no energy cuts had been scheduled after 6.00 pm yesterday throughout the island vast and due to this fact a correct investigation can be carried out by the PUCSL to disclose the reality of non-availability of energy at the moment.



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