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Monday, 18 June 2018 - 8:12
The main suspect along with 2 others who shot at Kirivehera Chief Incumbent have been remanded
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Three persons responsible for the shooting that took place at Kataragama Kirivehera have been remanded until the 20th of  this month after being produced before Tissamahaaraama Magistrate yesterday.  

As a consequence of the shooting Chief Incumbent Venerable Kobavaka Dhamminda Thera was injured.

Amongst those arrested, was the main suspect, a former caretaker at Mahasen Devaalaya,  Bohpegedera Asela Lakshman Bandaara.

Kataragama police said that the other two suspects who were arrested yesterday are being detained for further questioning.

initial investigations have revealed that the former custodian, had been given a 3 million rupee contract to have the chief incumbent of Katharagama – Kiriwehera, shot at.

At the time of arrest, police recovered ammunition, a firearm and a locally manufactured gun, believed to have been used in the crime.

Chief Incumbent Venerable Kobavaka Dhamminda Thera, who was injured in the shooting on the 12th of this month, is currently receiving  treatment  at a private hospital in Colombo.
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