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Monday, 02 October 2017 - 15:29
Update: Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera remanded
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Venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera has been remanded until 9th of October by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate.

The Thera was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division this afternoon after he reported to the CCD to give a statement over the protest held in Mount Lavinia on 26th of September.

The other individual, 40-year-old Raveendra Warnajith Perera, who surrendered to the CCD was also remanded until 9th of October.

He was a resident of Nugegoda.

Police said Perera will also be produced for an identification parade.

Update: Monday, October 2, 2017, 16:10
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Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera arrested

Colombo Crime Division this afternoon arrested venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera over the protest held in Mount Lavinia on 26th of September.

Here, a group held a protest nearby a house sheltering a 31-member Rohingya refugees.

The Thera was asked to report to the Colombo Crime Division to record a statement over the incident.

Another individual who surrendered to the CCD was also arrested.

He was 40-year-old Raveendra Warnajith Perera, a resident of Nugegoda.

They will be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court.

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