The house of the owner of an IOC filling station in the Ipalogama area in Kekirawa has been set on fire by a group last night (21).
According to the Ipalogama Police, a group who had gone to the filling station to obtain fuel had become angry after running out of fuel and had set fire to the owner’s house.
The house was set on fire in the Ipalogama Thilakapura area. The fire had started when the power supply was cut off last night and it is said that the wife and two children of the filling station owner were at home at that time.
Neighbors and police put out the fire and it was reported that all the books of the two school children had been destroyed by the fire and one of them was scheduled to sit for the GCE Ordinary Level examination this time.