Moratuwa deputy Mayor arrested over the killing of the Monk.

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 - 8:06


Moratuwa Deputy Mayor Sujith Pushpakumara has been arrested on suspicion with regard to the killing of Moratuwa Egoda Uyana Sunanda Upananda Temple Chief Incumbent.

The police media spokesman said that the Mt Lavinia police arrested and handed over the suspect to the CID last afternoon.

Meanwhile police recovered the dead bodies of two persons who had died after being shot at on suspicion of the killing of the prelate at Daelkada in Bandaaragama at dawn yesterday.

The Chief Incumbent Venerable Matigahtaenne Vimalawansa Thero had been attacked with sharp weapons by suspects last night.

The prelate succumbed to his injuries after admission to the Panadura hospital.   

Police media spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody elaborating further had this to say…..