The statement purported to have been made by the Ven.Uduwe Dammaloka Thera, on the demise of the former convener of the People's Movement for a Just Society, the Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera (the former Viharadhipathi of Kotte Sri Naga Viharaya) is now being investigated.
The Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake had directed the IGP to immediately record the statement of the Ven. Thera
He had recently alleged that Sobitha Thera had been murdered.
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had taken note of his statement, thus causing the relevant minister to direct the IGP to investigate it. A statement is to be recorded from the Ven. Thera within the next two days. (Anjula Maheeka Weeraratne)