Around 140 gas cylinders weighing 12.5 kilograms were found in the homes of former Minister Johnston Fernando, Kurunegala Mayor Thushara Sanjeewa and Kurunegala Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Achala Nimantha which were set on fire by protesters in the Kurunegala area.
It is reported that all these gas cylinders have been taken away by the people.
There were reportedly over 80 gas cylinders at former minister Johnston Fernando’s residence on lake road (Wewa Paara) in Kurunegala.
The protesters also stormed a house belonging to former Minister Chamal Rajapaksa in the Kirinda Magama area in Tissamaharama and had found 300 bundles of urea fertilizer, 3000 liters of diesel, 200 bundles of paddy and a stock of red dhal which was later distributed among the people of the area and had set it on fire.
Also, the house and office of the former Minister in Tissamaharama Senapura was also attacked and severely damaged by the protesters on Tuesday night (09).
All the documents that were in the office were also destroyed.
Meanwhile, a group of angry residents of the area had set fire to a farm belonging to North Central Province Governor Mahipala Herath at Dimbulagala Bandanagala at around 3 pm yesterday (10) and caused damage to property, Siripura Police said.
The warehouse on the 50-acre farm contained nearly 400 bags of urea fertilizer and another stock of chemical fertilizers, which were also seized by farmers.
The protesters had also set fire to several hand tractors that were found in the farm. The Siripura Police conducting investigations said that a large stock of paddy that was stored in the farm had been destroyed by the fire.