Home / News/ Monk stabs and strangles police sergeant to death

Monk stabs and strangles police sergeant to death


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00


By Skandha Gunasekara

A police sergeant died of strangulation yesterday at the hands of a monk, Police media told the Daily FT. 

According to the Police, Sergeant Samarawickrama from the Ratnapura police station had visited a temple with a warrant to carry out an investigation when the incumbent monk had stabbed the police sergeant and proceeded to strangle him. 

Subsequently, a 119 call had alerted the authorities and a police team and ambulance had arrived at the temple after which the injured sergeant was rushed to the Ratnapura Hospital. 

However, the sergeant had succumbed to his injuries and passed away while en route to the hospital. 

The monk, Kohonwanale Dhammasara thero, has been arrested by the Police.

The incident had taken place in Ratnapura at around 11.30 a.m. yesterday.


Share This Article


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Bright star Imran Khan could well go the way of his predecessors

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star, anti-corruption crusader and politician, appears to be within reach of his cherished goal of winning the 25 July Pakistan National Assembly (NA) elections and becoming Prime Minister.


Top Cola brand crashing globally; lesson for Sri Lanka

Friday, 20 July 2018

We have heard the age old adage, if a brand is not in line to the trends of a customer, they will cease to exist over time.


Religion and politics: a tale of two hypocrisies

Friday, 20 July 2018

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief,


Sri Lanka’s Trade Information Portal – Bringing local traders one step closer to the global market

Friday, 20 July 2018

Sri Lanka’s traditional lacework famously known as Beeralu is slowly moving into the spotlight of the global fashion industry


Columnists More