Two more suspects arrested over Kiriwihera shooting

Two more suspects arrested over Kiriwihera shooting

Two more suspects arrested over Kiriwihera shooting

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jun, 2018 | 8:31 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Chief Incumbent of the Kirivehera Viharaya, Ven. Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera. Police said one of the two suspects, a female, had conspired to shoot the Venerable Thero.

It has been revealed that it was this suspect who had provided details to the shooters on the whereabouts of the Venerable Thero. Police said one suspect was arrested while in hiding in the Dickwella area in Matara.

The female suspect was arrested from the Kataragama area. 5 suspects have been arrested so far and placed under remand custody.

The chief suspect of the shooting, the Sharman or Kapu Mahathaya of the Mahasen Devalaya Asela Bandara and three other suspects were remanded until the 20th of this month. Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera said investigations had revealed that the Chief Incumbent of the Kirivehera Viharaya was shot on a 3 million rupee contract.

 

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