Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate, Lanka Jayaratne, yesterday (31) issued warrants, to the Colombo Fort Police, to arrest Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera and three other monks, on charges of damaging public property last year
The other three monks are Ven. Ittekande Saddhatissa Thera, Ven. Magalkande Sudatta Thera and Ven. Madille Pannaloka Thera.
Police, told Court that the monks had been identified in connection with the damage caused to public property during a protest staged by disabled war veterans last year.
Also, another warrant, which was issued for the arrest of Ven. Alugalle Sri Jinanda Thera, at the previous hearing of the case, for failing to appear in Court, was recalled yesterday as he was presented himself before the Magistrate. (KP)