Thirty five boats set ablaze | Daily News

Thirty five boats set ablaze

A certain group had set fire to 35 fiber glass boats parked at the Neelapola sand mining port in the Serunuwara police division.

Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said they were alerted by an emergency call received on 119 around 3.20 last morning. Police suspect that tyres had been placed in the boats used for sand mining that were parked along the Mahaweli river bank and petrol had been poured on them to set them ablaze. Police said all 35 boats had been destroyed and could not be used again.These 35 boats belong to 26 owners.

No one has been arrested in connection with the arson so far.

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