Police draw sketch of wanted Maldivian

6 November 2019 07:42 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The CID investigating the vandalising of Buddha statues in Mawanella yesterday released a sketch of a Maldivian who is reported to have maintained a close relationship with the main suspect in the incident.

The police are seeking public assistance to identify the suspect, believed to be between the age of 30 and 35.

The incident of vandalising Buddha statues was reported from Mawanella on December 24 and 25, 2018.

Police request the public to inform the CID on 0112-2326936 or CID OIC on 0718 591774 if they anyone is able to identify the suspect.

Nineteen suspects were remanded on charges of vandalising Buddha statues were re-remanded till November 14 by the Mawanella Magistrate's Court. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


  Comments - 2

  • Jaffna Logic Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:18 AM

    If Hindu God statues are vandalised in Jaffna, we would be angry but we would not be fanatical to demand the perpetrators be arrested and remanded. That is the difference in Sri Lanka between the liberal Tamil Hindu tradition and the hypersensitive Buddhist practices.

    Sunil Wednesday, 06 November 2019 02:48 PM

    Get this Rascal arrested right away from any hide out. Beside huge threat to our national security.

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