Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's private residence on 5th Lane in Colombo has been set on fire by the protestors.
A group of protestors entered his house a short while ago and set the place on fire after a tense situation erupted between the protestors and security forces on the ground.
Several journalists were also attacked by the security forces after which more protestors gathered in the area.
Despite tear gas being fired on the protestors to disperse, they entered his house and set the house on fire.
Meanwhile, Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) fire brigade said they were informed that the Prime Minister's private residence in Colombo was set on fire and its teams were unable to reach the location due to the unrest.
Full day it was a peaceful protest, until the security forces opened the can of worms....
Upali Saturday, 09 July 2022 09:38 PM
Chris Saturday, 09 July 2022 09:41 PM
Aragalaya are you happy now.
Dee Saturday, 09 July 2022 09:44 PM
Peaceful protests by peaceful people!
Marasinghe Saturday, 09 July 2022 09:45 PM
This isn't acceptable when they are reaching for a settlement at last.
Nimal Saturday, 09 July 2022 09:50 PM
The whole day thousands and thousands protesters were protesting peacefully. Did they set fire to anything or caused any vandalism during the entire day? Why now?
Hurricane Hazel Saturday, 09 July 2022 09:51 PM
You hurt the People by showing who you support. Shame on you STF and the police for hitting the Journalists and other people. You opened a can of worms to a peaceful protest and day. May you all end up in hell for what you did. Ranil's house would have been saved if it was not for you guys angering the protestors
Dee Saturday, 09 July 2022 09:55 PM
So what's next? Looting supermarkets and better off people's homes?
Jagath Leanage Saturday, 09 July 2022 10:51 PM
He asked for it . If anyone listen to his last speech at parliament ???
Waco Sunday, 10 July 2022 12:13 AM
Ranil was asking for it.
Graham De Silva Sunday, 10 July 2022 09:41 AM
This is a set up to divert the attention arranged by RW. Sorry we ant fools no more.
Anne Karunaratne Sunday, 10 July 2022 10:28 AM
Setting fire to his private residence is not acceptable at all. Protesters also test the patience of the security forces and after that they shout saying that the security forces are hitting them!! Aragalayata jayawewa but provocation that leads to violence is not acceptable under any circumstances!
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