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Main suspect in murder of Buddhist monk, killed in police fire

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Gampaha, March 12 (Daily Mirror) - The main suspect arrested in connection with the killing of a Buddhist monk at a temple in Malwathuhiripitiya was killed when police opened fire at the suspect while attempting to escape custody, police said.

They said the suspect was taken to recover weapons allegedly hidden in the Yatawaka area in Attanagalla.

The suspect was shot at by the police when he allegedly attempted to escape after attaking the police officers. 

The deceased suspect is 27-year-old and a resident of Aralaganwila.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday by the Hambegamuwa Police and later was handed over to the Colombo Crimes Division. It was revealed that the suspect was the shooter in the murder of a Buddhist monk, who was shot dead at a temple in Malwathuhiripitiya on January 23 this year.

A group of four assailants, who had arrived in a car, shot dead the 45-year-old Ven. Kalapaluwawe Dhammarathana Thero inside a temple at Malwathuhiripitiya in Gampaha. Earlier, police arrested several suspects wanted over the shooting.

  Comments - 5

  • Mokan Tuesday, 12 March 2024 11:50 AM

    Murder by police. Need international investigation

    Yukthiya Tuesday, 12 March 2024 01:54 PM

    Nice work police. no need to waste time on criminals

    Chrtistoper H.T. Tuesday, 12 March 2024 01:57 PM

    Same Story again. The Police cannot killy people whether they are druggies or not?

    Mm Tuesday, 12 March 2024 04:19 PM

    No courts, no lawyer, no judgment but Sri Lanka police will frame even a innocent man kill him using the same excuse and let the real killer be free.

    Terrence K Tuesday, 12 March 2024 04:24 PM

    If there is an open licence to kill a suspect where will this end as then we do not need the chain of law enforcers ending up with the final verdict given by the Supreme Court. When a suspect is taken to identify any arms and ammunition he is hand cuffed so what is this nonsense the law enforcers talking about the suspect trying to attack them. This seems to be like lynching of suspects!!!!!!!

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