Colombo: A Sri Lankan caught in an awkward situation set his house on fire in a desperate attempt to save himself.
The suspect was living with his lover at his home in Hiniduma, as his legally-wed wife was working abroad, reported ‘Gossip C Lanka’.
When he was informed that his wife was returning, he asked his lover to leave but she blatantly refused.
After several pleas when she continued to stay put, he set the house on fire.
Luckily she managed to escape.
The man is arrested and investigations continue.