‘Utiya’ remanded for assaulting novice monks

2019-09-11 at 14:35

The suspect arrested for assaulting two novice monks in Horowpothana has been remanded until the 24th of September.

The order was issued by the Padaviya Magistrate today.

Chaminda Galaboda alias ‘Utiya’ was arrested by the Horowpothana Police yesterday and was subsequently produced before the Padaviya Magistrate Court.

A video of a person assaulting two novice monks in Horowpothana was widely circulated on social media in the past couple of days. It was later revealed the incident had taken place at a Pirivena in Horowpothana.

The injured novice monks are currently receiving treatment at the Anuradhapura Hospital.