CCD seeks whereabouts of Rathanasara Thera and a Police Constable

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By Darshana Sanjeewa   

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) yesterday sought public assistance over the whereabouts of Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thera and a former Police Constable. 

They are wanted for investigations into the Mount Lavinia incident, where a group of Myanmar refugees were allegedly harassed by a group of protesters on September 26.   

Police said both the Thera and the Constable were avoiding the CCD after they were summoned to record statements over the incident.   Police Constable Prageeth Chanaka Gunathilaka, a resident of Wadduwa was suspended from service after he was charged for damaging properties and threatening a principal of a girls’ school in Panadura.   

Police said the Constable had three ongoing court cases in the Panadura Magistrate’s Court.   Police have requested if anyone has any information about Rathanasara Thera and the Constable to contact Director CCD via telephone No. 0718591727.   The CCD arrested Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera and another person on Monday while six others including a woman were also arrested last week in connection with the Mount Lavinia incident. They were remanded till October 9 by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court.