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Thursday, 22 March 2012 - 8:16
Main suspect in Kotte monks killing arrested.
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The police have arrested the main suspect in the murder of the two Buddhist monks at the Kotte Raja Maha Viharaya early this morning.

Police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana stated that the suspect is a disrobed monk from the Embilipitiya area.

SP Ajith Rohana spoke to us about the arrest.

80 year old Ven.Pitigala Jinarathana Thero and 60 year old Ven.Boralesgamuwe Gunarathana Thero were hacked to death on Tuesday night.

Reports indicate that a land dispute is the reason for the murders but police are conducting further investigations.

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