Watareka Vijitha Thera arrested

Published : 9:19 am  June 26, 2014 | No comments so far |  |  (1499) reads | 

watareka vijithaConvener of the Jathika Bodhu Bala Sena Watareka Vijitha Thera was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) after he was discharged from the Colombo National Hospital where he is to be referred to a psychiatrist shortly. 

The monk was reported to have been abducted and beaten and found trussed up at Bandaragama on June 19. He was admitted to the Panadura Hospital and later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.

However the police claimed that the injuries were self inflicted ones. The Thero was remanded till July 2 when he was produced in the Panadura Magistrate’s courts yesterday. 

His JBS movement is said to be the arch rival of the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS).