Suspect Arrested and Weapon Recovered in Shooting of Buddhist Monk at Malwathu - Hiripitiya Temple

February 08, 2024

The Western/North Crimes Division of the police has made significant progress in the investigation into the shooting of a Buddhist monk at a temple in the Malwathu Hiripitiya area. According to police reports, a suspect who provided the vehicle used in the shooting has been arrested, and the weapon used in the crime has been recovered.

Last month, the tranquil surroundings of the temple were shattered when the monk was tragically gunned down with a rifle within the confines of his own temple. The incident sent shockwaves through the community and raised concerns about the safety and security of religious institutions.