Two sisters burnt to death Kahawatte; foul play suspected

By Hemantha Randunu and K.D. Premasiri

Tension gripped Kotakethana Warapitiya, Kahawatte yesterday following the discovery of charred bodies of two women in a partially burnt house.

The victims were identified as two sisters, Sethunge Thilakawathie (52) and Sethunge Dayawathie (62).

Dayawathie, after the death of her husband, had been living with her sister.

The police said that investigators would try to establish whether it was an accident or someone or a group of persons had set fire to the house after killing the two women.

Sources said that the mother and daughter, whose killings triggered attacks on the alleged suspects’ homes, lived close to the place of yesterday’s incident.

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