Jun 02, 2020

Monk gets life sentence for possessing firearms

Colombo High Court Judge, Adithya Patabendige yesterday (01) sentenced Ven. Uvatenne Sumana Thera, Chief incumbent of Sri Bodhirajaramaya, Maligawatte, to life imprisonment.

The Thera was found guilty of possessing two T-56 weapons and 210 rounds of ammunition.

The weapons were found when STF and CID had raided the temple a few days before the 2010 presidential election.

Four persons including another monk and three Tamil nationals at the temple during the raid were charged as well but were later acquitted.