A tense situation arose at Kotakethana, Kahawatte in Ratnapura this evening in relation to a recent double murder which occurred in the area.
The residents of the area had set fire to 3 houses which were said to have been owned by a politician in the area.
The police later controlled the situation.
Police Media Spokesperson Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana stated that information with regard to the suspects of the double murder will be revealed to the country within the next 72 hours.
Accordingly, the Police Media Spokesperson requested the general public to refrain from destroying evidence.