Video: Vijitha Thera’s injuries self-inflicted: Police

2014-06-22 11:09:34

The cuts on the body of Watareka Vijitha Thera who claimed he was abducted and assaulted by an unidentified group were self-inflicted, the Police said today.

Speaking at a media briefing Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the monk had confessed to inflicting the cuts by himself during follow-ups of the investigation carried out by the Colombo Crimes Division.

The Thera had earlier claimed that he was abducted and assaulted.

“Contradictions in the monk’s statement on the series of events that occurred on the day he claimed he was abducted, had raised suspicions,” the SSP Rohana said.

He said that a careful study of the monk’s phone records and CCTV footage by the investigation team had indicated Wijitha’s Thera’s statement did not add up.

Rohana said the monk had now confessed to the fact that he inflicted the wounds on himself using a set of keys and blades.

The investigations have also revealed that the monk had requested a relative to drop him off at Bandaragama in a van.

Meanwhile, Police said that legal action would be taken against the monk for filing a fake complaint.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  Comments - 27

  • bobby Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:14

    LOL dude. What a joke. Now people harm themselves just to get attention? Well the police is a joke.

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    BANDULA Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:26

    Sir Lanka Siri Lanka. so the police say he cut his foreskin himslF and thrased himself/ just like the Samurdhi man tying himself to the tree, the army man beating himself when mervyn Sylva's son came to assault, and the policeman who set his car on fire? Sir Lanka, only in Siri Lanka. Bravo!!!

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    SRILANKAN Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:06


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    Hipo Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:35

    Possible but highly improbable. Police credibility very low. Govt. Pressing the self destruct button?

    Reply : 0       8

    mithra Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:58

    What I have noticed is that police spokesman Ajith Rohana always had two versions for an incident.

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    Don Don Sunday, 22 June 2014 15:26

    Mervyn's theory of self harming is very popular.

    Reply : 1       8

    sri lankan Sunday, 22 June 2014 15:56

    Country run by bunch of comedians and police are bunch of muppets

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    watark Sunday, 22 June 2014 15:59


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    Patriot Sunday, 22 June 2014 16:55

    Ha Ha what a joke - I doubt a single taker fot this via DM Android App

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    imthi Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:00

    another drama from police. may be pressure from top politicians. via DM Android App

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    layman Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:09

    v see this type of story in films via DM Android App

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    gamarala Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:44

    You cant fool all the people all the time

    Reply : 0       6

    rw Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:51

    believe guys.we had a person who tied himself on to a we should not be surprized via DM Android App

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    rush Sunday, 22 June 2014 18:44

    Ha ha the story has taken 360 degree turn. His both hands were tied. How can he do that alone He was unconscious

    Reply : 0       5

    lankan Sunday, 22 June 2014 19:32

    Top brasses in the police dept are political stooges and comedians via DM Android App

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    Brave Sunday, 22 June 2014 20:20

    This Thero must be very brave to do a self circumcision at this age. via DM iPad app

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    ibadun Sunday, 22 June 2014 21:47

    wow. sri lanka winning multiple record . land if no justice via DM Android App

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    Lawry Monday, 23 June 2014 02:44

    This is a real wattaka story

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    mnsmart Monday, 23 June 2014 03:41

    Fairy tales of Sri lanka.... now harry potter is history, menna boley niyama kathandhara....

    Reply : 0       1

    Sadarana Monday, 23 June 2014 03:57

    ha ha ha what a JOKE

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    dana Monday, 23 June 2014 06:08

    will remove Vijithas robe via DM Android App

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    True Lanka Monday, 23 June 2014 07:04

    Only in beautiful Lanka you can say such things Land like no other via DM Android App

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    Lankan Monday, 23 June 2014 08:17

    Knew this was coming via DM Android App

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    Patrick Monday, 23 June 2014 12:46

    This police spokesman is a joke. He is the court jester or (Andare).

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    Dias Monday, 23 June 2014 13:23

    Do I look stupid........perhaps I do.....maybe I am so stupid I will vote for the Government next time around via DM Android App

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    rasim Monday, 23 June 2014 13:54

    wonder of asia.. all were happened themselves. via DM Android App

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    Muthyavan. Monday, 23 June 2014 16:30

    Oh what a lie Where are we heading to. The whole Law and order dept. are run by stooges. via DM iPad app

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