CCD summons monks accused of threatening refugees in Mount Lavinia

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has summoned two monks accused of threatening Rohingya refugees in Mount Lavinia.

The Police said that the Venerable Akmeemana Dayarathna Thero and Arambepola Rathnasara Thero have been ordered to appear before the CCD tomorrow.

Meanwhile, four suspects arrested over the incident were today ordered to be remanded till October 9.

Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) was on Thursday ordered to investigate the incident in Mount Lavinia involving Rohingya refugees.

On Tuesday, a group led by monks protested outside a shelter housing 31 refugees – most of them women and children – who had been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy from a boat in Sri Lankan waters in April this year.

The refugees were eventually evacuated to safety by the authorities.

In Sri Lanka, the presence of refugees and asylum-seekers is authorized by the Government. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Is this another DEAL by Sagala to protect the Buddhist Monks. If others can be arrested why not the Monks who were the leaders of the gang.


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