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Ancestral Home Of Rajapaksas Set On Fire In Hambantota

BusinessWorld | 10/05/2022 08:36 AM | Click to read full article

The ancestral home of the Rajapaksas in Hambantota has been set on fire by a group of anti-government protestors, hours after Mahinda Rajapaksa, the patriarch of the powerful clan resigned in response to the mounting demand for his ouster as Sri Lanka's prime minister.

The arson attacks came as the island was placed under curfew after violent clashes between Mahinda Rajapaksa supporters and anti-government protesters in Colombo.