Monday’s riots: Eight die, 88 vehicles and over 100 houses gutted
Posted on May 10th, 2022

Courtesy Daily Mirror

Police said violence throughout the island on Monday has resulted in eight deaths and number of arson attacks on houses and properties.

They said eight men including a Parliamentarian, a Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman, a Sub Inspector of Police and a Police Seargent had died during the riots and violent activities that took place island wide on Monday.

More than 230 have been injured in those incidents.

Police said 47 vehicles and 38 houses came under arson attack, while 41 vehicles and 65 houses had been severely damaged.

Most of the vehicles and houses destroyed belonged to former ministers or MPs of the ruling party.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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