Teen monks arrested

Two teenage Buddhist monks have been arrested in Hettipola on the charge of breaking into a store and stealing several items.

According to the police media unit, the monks are aged 16 and 13 and were working at a Temple in the area.

The two young monks had stolen Rs. 1500 in cash as well as Rs. 5470 worth of cigarettes and soft drinks.

Following the arrest of the two monks the police had recovered some of the stolen items.

The two monks are to be produced in Court today.