Chief custodian of the Kataragama Devalaya to be arrested



The Attorney General has instructed to arrest the chief custodian of the Ruhunu Kataragama Devalaya and the custodian in charge of the Devala store room, over a 38-pound gold offering that had gone missing.

The offering had been made by the wife of former underworld leader Angoda Lokka.

Accordingly, the chief custodian – Dhurandara Somipala Ratnayake and his grandson – Saman Priyantha or Chuti Kapu Mahathaya, who is in charge of the temple’s storeroom, are to be arrested.

Following a complaint lodged in Oct. 2021 by the Basnayaka Nilame of the Ruhunu Kataragama Devalaya – Dishan Wickramaratne Gunasekara, the case was later handed over to the Colombo Crimes Division.

The CCD had filed a case at the Tissamaharama Magistrate Court in this regard and sought the directives of the Attorney General, which had been given by yesterday (Nov. 07).

(Source : Aruna)


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