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Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 14:30
Main suspect in Kirivehera shooting in Colombo
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It has been revealed that the main suspect in the shooting of the chief incumbent of Kataragama Kirivehera, Venerable Kobowaka Dhamminda Thera, is in hiding in Colombo.

The suspect has been identified as Bopegedara Asela Lakshman Bandara who is a former custodian of Mahesen Devala.

A senior officer at the Police Special Task Force stated that the suspect, who had previously been in hiding in several areas, is currently in Colombo.

The senior officer also stated that it will be possible to arrest the suspect soon.

Meanwhile, the chief incumbent of Kirivehera, Venerable Kobowaka Dhamminda Thera continues to receive treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.

Three armed persons carried out the shooting on 12th night where the chief incumbent sustained injuries to the arm and the abdomen.

Another monk who was present at the scene and sustained injuries was admitted to Hambantota General Hospital and was later discharged.

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