Attack on Rohingya refugees: Absconding monk arrested

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The Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thera who is wanted in connection with the Mount Lavinia attack on 31 Rohingya refugees was arrested today at Nittambuwa by a special team of police personnel.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the monk in a bus travelling from Kandy to Colombo when he was arrested on the direction of IGP Pujith Jayasundara after he received information as to the whereabouts of the monk.

The police recovered two NIC's which were in the monk's possession. One of NICs had been issued at the time he was a layman.

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) had earlier sought public assistance to locate the monk's whereabouts after he had gone into hiding soon after the mindless attack on the helpless refugees. SP Gunasekara said the monk was evading the arrest for nearly a month.

He said the Thera would be handed over to the CCD for further investigations and that action would be taken against who had helped the monk to evade arrest.

On an earlier occasion, the CCD arrested Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera and seven others including a woman and a police constable in connection with the Mount Lavinia attack. Dayarathana Thera and five others were granted bail while two others were remanded till October 30. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

 

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  • ceylon Friday, 20 October 2017 04:49 PM

    according to.above photopolice officer is there with the robe wearing thug.why didnt arrest that time for the violent crime . via DM Android App

    gamini Friday, 20 October 2017 04:54 PM

    supposed to be a monk and cannot face the truth/law and hides, what a shame

    pradeep Friday, 20 October 2017 04:55 PM

    will be left on bail in no time

    ANTON Friday, 20 October 2017 05:11 PM

    TWO NICS 1. RAADANIEL 2. DAVAL MIGELRAA PANSAL ....DAVAL HARTHAAL

    Ajja Friday, 20 October 2017 05:29 PM

    Forget about Yellow robes.Arrest the culprits and punish them.If not all thugs will wear the yellow robe from tomorrow.

    Ajja Friday, 20 October 2017 05:37 PM

    I feel so sad for those Refugees.imagine if you and I get into the same plight one day we too seek refuge.Buddha has preached Avihinsa but the present day priest do not follow Buddhas 'great teaching.I feel shame as a Buddhist...

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 20 October 2017 05:43 PM

    These are rascals and true Buddhists should stone these fellows who bring absolute shame to the great principles of Lord Buddha.

    Loha hora Friday, 20 October 2017 05:59 PM

    monks, but having to ID cards, this monk talking about Buddhism innocent Rhohinya muslim as Terrorit, but he cheats even the rule of law of this country in everyday even having 2 Id cards. If he is like that how will be Ganasara... may be having Gun too ?

    D.E.M.O Krazy Friday, 20 October 2017 06:00 PM

    "The Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thera who is wanted in connection with the Mount Lavinia attack on 31 Rohingya refugees was arrested today at Nittambuwa by a special team of police personnel."Why do you still insist on call these Robed Thugs Venerable.They should not be venerated at all, they should be castrated!

    ceylon Friday, 20 October 2017 06:17 PM

    robe thugs dont have feelings of tragedies.they eat freestay freetravel free.they dont feel how tsunami and floods destroyed people in lanka and only foreigners helped. via DM Android App

    Kadiya Friday, 20 October 2017 06:28 PM

    Disrobe the bugger, he's disgrace to Buddhism!

    nick Friday, 20 October 2017 06:30 PM

    damage has been done already internationally no use of arresting these garbages they are not real monks they are just of piece of garbages with the monk robes such individual are insult to a Buddhism via DM Android App

    SeriouSena Friday, 20 October 2017 07:56 PM

    Guinness Book recorders await the "quickest bail in world history"! Hurry up with bail. The clock is ticking!!

    MISGUIDER. Friday, 20 October 2017 08:27 PM

    MISGUIDED PREACHER OR MISGUIDING PREACHER . via DM Android App

    Dee Friday, 20 October 2017 08:29 PM

    'Rogues in robes'

    Wise Donkey Friday, 20 October 2017 09:26 PM

    Where is the compassion the enlightened preached? Harmless unarmed children and women were on the receiving end. Are they monks in reality or a make shift in make shift robe? I can't believe this!

    Raz Saturday, 21 October 2017 05:54 PM

    Following the footsteps of WWS wife who had 2 passports via DM Android App


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