Watareka Vijitha Thera Arrested!

BBS rival monk Watareka Vijitha Thera has been arrested by Police soon after he was discharged from hospital, SSP Ajith Rohana told Asian mirror.

The Buddhist monk has been arrested under the charge of making a false complaint to the Police, the Police Media Spokesman explained. The arrest has been made by Colombo Crime Division (CCD).

Police said it would take legal action against the monk.

Vijitha Thera claimed that he was abducted and assaulted by an unidentified group. However, Police investigations revealed that no one had kidnapped the monk and his injuries were self-inflicted. The Police also said that the monk has attempted to circumcise himself under the influence of alcohol.


The monk, who is a member of the Mahiyanganaya PS representing the ruling UPFA, was undergoing treatment at Colombo National Hospital. 

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