The office premises of the LankaeNews news website had been set on fire by a group of unidentified persons around 2 am today (31).
Although the fire brigade had managed to control the fire, the office had been completely destroyed.
LankaeNews has stated that the office was set on fire at around 2.00 am today, by a group of unknown personnel who had broken into the premises.
“By now everything that was inside the building has been destroyed,” LankaeNews has stated.
The Thalangama police is inquiring into the incident.
LankaeNews is a popular website among Sri Lankans as well as expatriates for exposes on corruption and has been critical of the government.