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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 - 12:56
Murder of monks in Kotte presumably over land disputes; 4 suspects including the vehicle in police custody.
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A tragic incident was reported yesterday where 2 monks residing in the Kotte Rajamaha temple were brutally murdered.

The police stated that the main suspect and 4 others along with the vehicle the suspects arrived in are in police custody.

Police Media Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that three police teams were probing the incident.

The police media spokesman said that the monks murdered were Venerable Pitigala Jinaratana Thero and Venerable Boralesgamuwey Gunaratana Thero. 

A devotee of the Kotte Rajamaha temple speaking to our news team regarding the tragic incident expressed as follows.

He further stated that the main reason for the double murder could have been over a land dispute.

Police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana speaking about the on going investigations had this to say……

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