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Kiriwehera shooting: Govt. to bear medical expences of Damminda Thera

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The government has taken a decision to bear the medical expenses of Kiriwehera Chief Incumbent Ven. Kobawaka Damminda Thera, who is receiving treatment at a private hospital after being shot by gunmen on Tuesday (12), Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said yesterday.

Minister Perera said the government would bear the cost of airlifting Venerable Damminda Thera to a private hospital in Colombo from the Hambantota Base Hospital for further medical treatment. It was reported that around Rs. 750, 000 had been spent to airlift the thera.

Damminda Thera and another monk were injured when three gunmen opened fire at The Kiriwehera Temple premises on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Police investigations revealed that the former Kapu Mahaththaya of the Mahasen Devalaya (Kiriwehera) Asela Lakshman Bandara was the main suspect in the shooting.

Police said eight police teams were investigating the incident under the direction of the Tangalle Division SP Laksiri Geethal. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • Saman Friday, 15 June 2018 09:24 AM

    Great. Also please carry out proper investigations of Monks background too. There is no smoke without fire.

    Ceylon Friday, 15 June 2018 02:21 PM

    Very unfair for general public.if any other citizen suffer a y i juries government dont do this.why only do for this millionaire monk.buddhists must protest.he got injuries by doing anty buddhist activities.his money greediness.

    Brainmaster Friday, 15 June 2018 02:13 PM

    Why was he shot at Investigate if there is something fishy via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 15 June 2018 02:57 PM

    This is proof that Sinhalese Buddhism is deeply politicized and criminalized.

    Auditor Friday, 15 June 2018 03:47 PM

    Under what financial regulation of the country this expenditure is met?

    janaya Friday, 15 June 2018 03:55 PM

    These monk or monks are rich having enough of rich people around them for any financial assistance, so why should the govnmt be committed .........

    Gratiaen. Friday, 15 June 2018 05:29 PM

    The helicopter fare

    Niran Saturday, 16 June 2018 06:41 PM

    I must say, this Govt. is very competent when it comes to spending poor tax payers money. The Minister of Buddha Sasana talks as if the money is coming out of his own pocket.


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