Moratuwa Deputy Mayor arrested

The Deputy Mayor of Moratuwa, Sujith Pushpakumara has been arrested over the murder of a monk in the area.

According to the police, the Deputy Mayor was arrested on suspicion and is being questioned over the incident.

The monk in Moratuwa was stabbed to death during the late hours of last night.

The victim was identified as the Venerable Metiyakanda Wimalawansa, a monk attached to a Temple in Egoda Uyana Moratuwa.

Investigations revealed that the murder was over a land dispute involving two men.

The police later said they had found theĀ assassinsĀ of the monk in Moratuwa dead with bullet wounds in Bandaragama today.

Sujith Gunaratna and R. Randima were wanted over the murder of the monk last night. (Colombo Gazette)