Three policemen deployed to guard a person arrested during the incidents
after Ven. Soma Thera's cremation and hospitalised, have been interdicted
as the suspect had escaped.
had been warded at the National Hospital, but had escaped in the
night and re-arrested the following day from his home in Kotahena.
He has been remanded until January 29.
Four more arrested
persons alleged to have been distributing provocative leaflets have
been released. However Colombo Crime Division Director, SSP D.S.
Lugoda said all four had come there to attend the funeral.
One of them
was a farmer from Medirigiriya, another a public sector employee
and two others from the private sector. Meanwhile, the CCD yesterday
handed over a report on the incident to IGP Indra de Silva. During
the investigations 65 persons including 15 policemen were questioned.