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Friday, 20 April 2012 - 19:31
2 suspects arrested in connection to the murder of two Buddhist priests
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The two suspects who have been arrested in connection to the murder of two Buddhist priests at the Kotte Raja Maha Vihara have been identified by witnesses during an identification parade which was held today.

According to our courts correspondent 5 out of the 6 witnesses had identified the suspects during the identification parade which was presided over by the Gangodawila Acting Magistrate Thissa Wijeratna.

Two Buddhist priests respectively of the ages 80 and 60 were impaled with sharp weapons on the night of March 20th, both of whom are believed to be residents of the Kotte Raja Maha Vihara.

Two individuals by the names of Harsha Manju Sri Perera and Suresh Chanaka Perera were immediately placed under arrest subsequent to the incident.

The initial suspect is believed to be a 'Nilame' by title, while the other is said to be a resident of the Ambilipitiya area.

The acting Magistrate had ordered the suspects to be placed under protective custody until the 4th of May following today's identification parade.

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