A Buddhist Monk residing at a temple in the Induruwa area in Bandarigoda
has been placed under arrest for allegedly having aided and abetted crime.
Charges held against the monk include serving as an accessory for crime
by harbouring perpetrators guilty of having committed multiple crimes.
According to police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana the monk had allegedly been involved in two recent jewellery heists in the Benthota & Aluthgama areas.