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Police probe shooting incident at Viharaya

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Police said an investigation has commenced into the shooting incident at Keviliyamaduwa Sri Abhinavarama Viharaya in Batticaloa where Sri Mangalarama Viharaya Chief Incumbent Ven. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thera was staying, on Sunday night.

The Police said shots had been fired at the window of the Avasa Geya, where Ven. Sumanarathana Thera was sleeping. The Thera had escaped unharmed.

The Police said the suspect, who fired the shots, had entered the temple premises at midnight.Ven. Sumanarathana Thera serves as the Chief Incumbent of both Keviliyamaduwa Sri Abhinavarama Viharaya and Mangalarama Viharaya in Batticaloa.

The Police said five Civil Security Force personnel have been deployed to provide security for the thera as he has death threats.

In addition, the monk also keeps a few close confidants for his security.The Police said three Civil Security Personnel and his private guards had been at the temple at the time of the shooting incident.

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – 01:00











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