President Rajapaksa has ordered an investigation into the attack on the Lanka E-news building.
A group had entered the main office of Lanka E-news in Malabe at about 2.00 a.m. and set the office alight before fleeing. Police say that the fire was extinguished within a short period. Investigations have revealed that the main entrance to the office had been opened at the time the fire erupted. Talangama Police are conducting investigations. The fire had destroyed computers in the office.