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)