Kahawatte tense following violence

Kahawatte was tense this evening after an angry mob had set fire to two houses belonging to a politician in the area.

The police said that a mob had turned unruly after they learned that a suspect was arrested over the recent double murder in the area.

A mother and her daughter were found killed in Kahawatte earlier this year and the police subsequently offered a reward of Rs. 10 lakhs for information to trace the suspects.