Chief incumbent of Kataragama Kiriwehera & another monk injured in shooting
Posted on June 12th, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana

The chief incumbent of the Kataragama Kiriwehera Rajamaha Viharaya Ven. Kobawaka Damminda Thera and another monk have been hospitalised after being shot at by an unidentified gunman, Police said.

The shooting had reportedly occurred at around 11.00pm within the temple premises.

The monks were rushed to the Kataragama Hospital with gunshot wounds and later transferred to the Hambantota Base Hospital for further treatment.

The motive for the shooting has not been uncovered yet while Kataragama Police has launched an investigations into the incident.

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