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CID to investigate into death of Dutch monk, PM directs IGP

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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today directed IGP CD Wickramaratne to conduct an immediate and comprehensive investigation into the death of a Dutch monk who was found at the lagoon in Rathgama.

The body of the Buddhist monk, (59) who was engaged in meditation at the Polgasduwa hermitage in Rathgama was reported missing for several days and his body was found floating in the lagoon on Wednesday.

Police suspect that the monk was murdered as his legs were tied with a piece of wire along with a piece of concrete at the time the corpse was found.

The Prime Minister instructed the IGP to assign a special CID team to  conduct an investigation to arrest suspects.

According to the Prime Minister's media division, IGP Wickramaratne has deployed several police teams including a CID team to investigate into the death of the Dutch monk. The IGP is to brief the Prime Minister on the progress of the investigation.

According to the police, statements have been recorded from several foreign monks who are meditating at the hermitage and from residents in the area.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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  • Gert Jan, the Netherlands Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:37 PM

    This is no news at all here, because we all know he committed suïcide. This investigation is only for showing of.

    Lakmal Kahawela Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:46 PM

    If culprits not been brought in to justice, it will be a big blow for Sri Lanka.

    Pantha Kumaran Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:05 PM

    Why don't you ask the IGP to investigate the murder of Lasantha? Was that not priority. Don't fool the country.

    Lanka putha Friday, 11 December 2020 12:31 AM

    Very sa news. What is happening in sri lanka now Sure our president will not let this matter go under the law

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 11 December 2020 08:59 AM

    Direction from President or Prime Minister needs to come for investigators to investigate, otherwise it is like Thajudeen, Lasantha, Ekneligoda story.

    Jayampathi Friday, 11 December 2020 09:06 AM

    Piece of wire, Concreate .. it should be linked to a constrction site in nearby.

    Yehiya Friday, 11 December 2020 09:21 AM

    Actual picture of the country.

    Thinking Friday, 11 December 2020 09:32 AM

    If only his legs were tied it could be suicide. If he hands were tied too then it is murder. How did he float with the concrete. Must have been a small piece.

    Man Friday, 11 December 2020 12:29 PM

    What happened to the autopsy report and who did it?


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