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 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.
Bar Association of Sri Lanka condemns burning of Prime Minister’s private residence
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka today condemned all acts of damage to property including the burning of the private residence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
In a statement, the BASL observed that this sort of conduct will affect Sri Lanka’s economy and its people. The BASL urges people not to resort to acts of violence and not to let others commit these dastardly acts.
The BASL stated that setting fire and causing damage to property will defeat the purpose of the peaceful protests.