Monk hospitalized after assault
Maharagama Police yesterday arrested two suspects who allegedly
assaulted a Buddhist monk at the Dharmasri Vardhanaramaya temple,
Pamunuwa in Maharagama yesterday.
Ven Dheerawansha Thera of Kolongolla who was injured in the attack
was admitted to Sri Jayawardanapura hospital.
The monk was assaulted by four persons when he went into the shrine
room of the temple around 12.15 am after hearing a noise indicating a
breaking into the shrine room. Initial investigations revealed that the
suspects had arrived to break open the till in the shrine room.
Maharagama Police have launched a hunt for the other suspects.