Plans to set on fire 100 houses of SJB MPs on May 10 foiled: Wijeyadasa
Posted on May 9th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Claiming that plans were afoot to set on fire some 100 houses of politicians including SJB MPs and political leaders on May 10 last year, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today these plans were foiled as armed forces were ordered to shoot on sight.

He told Parliament that a list of 100 houses had been prepared to be set on fire on May 10 and some SJB MPs and political leaders were on top of this list.

“Having learnt of the information, we informed the defense secretary to order the armed forces to shoot at sight. They carried out three shootings. One in Rathgama, another two in Angoda and Pitakotte. If not for these three shootings, there would have been at least more than 100 houses set ablaze,” he said.

The Minister said houses and offices of SLPP MPs were destroyed on May 9 through a prepared a list. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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