8 killed in unrest; 47 vehicles & 38 houses torched

The Sri Lanka Police has detailed the deaths and damages reported to property following the unrest reported last evening across the island.

According to the Police, the number of individuals killed in the violence has increased to eight.

Six individuals were killed in the Western Province, and two persons in the Southern Province.

Police said a Member of Parliament, a Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman, a Sub Police Inspector, and a Police Sergeant were among the dead.

Meanwhile, Police said 47 vehicles and 38 houses were torched and destroyed yesterday.

A majority of the vehicles were destroyed in the Western Province amounting to 39.

Furthermore, 41 vehicles and 65 houses were damaged in the unrest that was reported across the island.

Incidents of violence were reported from the Colombo, Southern, Central, North Western, North Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, and Eastern Provinces.

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