Police release photographs of main suspects wanted over setting fire to Ranil’s private residence
Posted on July 27th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

he Police released a set of photographs of a group of suspects wanted over the incident of setting fire to President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence in Colombo on July 9.

Police said the investigations into the arson attack on the President’s private residence was being carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department.

They said the investigators were looking to identify a group of persons identified as the main suspects involved in causing damage and setting fire to the house based on the CCTV footage and the video footage.

Accordingly, the police released 14 photographs of suspects in order to identify them and take the necessary legal action.

The police requested the public to inform the CID to the following phone numbers 071-8594950, 071-8594929 or 011-2422176 through WhatsApp or calls if they have any information about the people in those photographs.  

Earlier, the police arrested four suspects arrested over the incident and were remanded till August 10 by Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

President Wickremesinghe’s private residence on 5th Lane in Colombo has been set on fire by the protestors after a tense situation erupted between the protestors and security forces on July 9.(DSB)

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