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Two suspects had been arrested today in connection to the petrol bomb attack on a Mosque at Mallawapitiya, Kurunegala on May 21, the Police said.

They said that investigation had revealed the suspects were members of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation and they were arrested by the Kurunegala Police’s Investigations Unit.

Another four persons involved in the attack had fled the area and the Police are conducting investigation in searching of them.

A group of people led by BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, which was going to Ibbagamuwa, was stopped by Police on May 21 at the Koskale area Kurunegala.

Ven. Gnanasara and other people gathered at the place claimed that they were being stopped at the call of the Muslims and verbally abused the Police, and had called on the crowd that had gathered there to attack Muslims. After the incident six petrol bombs had been hurled at the Mallawapitiya mosque causing damage.

The Police said, CCTV footages related to the incident had been received and other suspects would be arrested soon.

The suspects were remanded till June 19 by the Kurunegala Magistrate. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 15 June 2017 04:35 PM

    Lets see how far this investigation will go or will it end quietly releasing the suspects after some time.

    Thambi Friday, 16 June 2017 08:59 AM

    Tell us a single place of worship destroyed by Sri Lankan Muslims??

    CELLS Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:46 PM

    " four persons involved in the attack had fled the area and the Police are conducting investigation " interesting to know the AREA . So the Venerable is having many cells all over the country.

    mnsmart Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:56 PM

    who else will try to destroy places of worship?

    john frazer Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:50 PM

    Sri Lanka is full of thugs with yellow robesthat's is the problemThey who finish off the Buddhism as well in sir Lanka

    SL Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:55 PM

    why the same law is not applicable for the wahabis who destroys Buddhist temples ? is that because of ME bullying ?

    fayaz Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:55 PM

    gnanasara is a disgrace to Buddhism and the Teachings of the Buddha. via DM Android App

    Mohamed Friday, 16 June 2017 09:31 AM

    Am a muslim and follow the teachings of Prophet Mohamed to the maximum I can, to be honest, I dont know what Wahabis and never heard of destroying budhist temples by muslims.

    ceylon Thursday, 15 June 2017 08:15 PM

    this powerless government is disgrace to the country.cant stop some thugs who are creating violence to loot money and valubles. via DM Android App

    Kaboos Friday, 16 June 2017 10:00 AM

    Inform the Asgiriya and Malwattu chapters to take action against Gnanasara thera

    ransam Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:37 PM

    Yes Wahabis are destroying archeological sites and forest for settlement all over the country and these people only see Gnasara.

    Ganesh Friday, 16 June 2017 05:02 AM

    There is no doubt ,the police and the government have been always reluctant in connection with yellow robed from Bandaranaike which was his own creation and the subsequent precedence in the country

    CHAPTERS Friday, 16 June 2017 01:29 PM

    The Venerable was chased out of the precincts of the temple of the tooth - when he started a sit-in protest outside. That being the case , the two "chapters" should be well aware of the behavior of the Venerable.

    WATERLOO Friday, 16 June 2017 01:32 PM

    The day the Venerable crosses the path of a VIP causing harm - that day he will meet his Waterloo

    Dinesh Thursday, 15 June 2017 03:59 PM

    Disgusting Behavior !

    Arnold Thursday, 15 June 2017 04:05 PM

    Only when we travel overseas we realize how backwards we are thanks to the 27 year civil war. Better stop these people who are trying hard to create another war.


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