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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 - 14:04
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR DAMAGING A STATUE IN NUGAWELA
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A suspect has been taken into police custody in connection with damaging a statue of St. Sebastian at Nugawela Junction on the Mirigama-Negombo main road.

A senior police officer in charge of the area stated that he is being questioned at length.

 Statements have been recorded from more than 25 people regarding the incident.

The statue of St. Sebastian's which is near the church in Katuwapitiya, Katana was damaged yesterday and residents in the area staged a protest.

A senior police officer in charge of the area said that 10 police teams have been deployed for the investigations.

Meanwhile, special security has been placed around the Nallur Kovil due to the annual festival of the Nallur Kovil in Jaffna.

It is reported that the armed forces, police and the STF have been deployed for this purpose.

Police officers in civil attire have also been deployed.

The annual festival of the Nallur Kovil commenced yesterday and will continue until the 1st of next month.

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