Monk injured in attack dies

*Suspected assailants’ houses torched

By Anjula Nishantha, Taldoowa Corra

Ven Konkaduwe Nandasiri Thera of Vivekasenanasana in Kanangama who was undergoing treatment at ICU in the National Hospital, Colombo after being assaulted by a group of thugs succumbed to his injuries yesterday.

The Thera was attacked by a group of thugs at his temple recently. Three persons had been taken into custody at Atulugama in Kanangama on suspicion and they had been released on bail after being produced before courts, Ruwanwella police said.

On hearing the news of the death of the Thera the residents of the area attacked the houses of suspects and set their properties on fire yesterday evening.

Ruwanwella police are conducting further investigations.

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