Asela Lakmal Bandara, the former chief ‘Kapu Mahatthaya’ of the Mahasen Devalaya of the Kirivehera Temple, Kataragama and twin brothers were arrested in Pepiliyana this evening in connection with the shooting incident in Kataragama, where Kirivehera Chief Incumbent Venerable Dhamminda Thera and another monk were injured, police said.
Police said the 40-year-old Asela Bandara and 24 year-old twins brothers were arrested by the Tangalle Division Crimes Investigation Unit.
The arrested suspects would be produced before the Tangalle magistrate. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
Gun culture, we might beat the US too. We may see soon an National Rifle Association (NRA) very soon in our country too.
ravin Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:08 AM
Please treat them as drug dealers and no bail until all legal procedures are over.
ANTON Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:27 AM
BUT ..... PLEASE DON'T HIDE THE EXACT REASON BEHIND THIS SHOOTING ......... DON'T KEEP SAYING BLACK IS WHITE.
Unchikun Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:36 AM
It all started by getting on political platforms and then riding Pajero's and Benz cars. That was followed by climbing walls and shout at junctions. Then the wearing of a jumper and now getting shot. As my neighbors mother used to say "When asking for trouble as for it nicely". Well at that time it was a canning.
S.P.RAMKUMAR Sunday, 17 June 2018 09:04 AM
THIS THEE CREATING AND DEVELOPING STORIES, CID HAVE TO FIND REAL CULPRIT BEHIND THIS CRIME.
Sarath Sunday, 17 June 2018 10:02 AM
So the victim and perpetrator are all Rajapakse cronies?
Jagath Leanage Sunday, 17 June 2018 12:11 PM
Hope police will do inquiry impartially . Now , what we feel is this incident going for a wrong direction .
jani Sunday, 17 June 2018 12:54 PM
Make them pick up the bill for the airlifting and private hospital medical expenses instead of tax payers footing the bill.
Ceylon Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:27 PM
This is a business dispute.this is about a dispute how to shate money earning by dewalaya.are these budhist monks??.they are killing each other for money.
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