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* CID conducts search at Mihinatale Raja Maha Viharaya for Danuna Tilakaratne
Wed, Apr 28, 2010, 11:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 28, Colombo: After obtaining a search warrant from the Colombo Fort Magistrate a team from Sri Lanka Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Tuesday (27) had searched the premises and sacred area surrounding the Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya.

The search was conducted following a suspicion that former Army Commander and Colombo District parliamentarian, Retired General Sarath Fonseka's son-in-law, Danuna Tilakaratne was hiding in the temple.

The CID team had conducted a lengthy search in the monks' residences, the pirivena building and also in the Mihindu Guhawa.

Chief incumbent of the Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya, Ven. Walahahangunuwewa Dhammaratana Thero meanwhile has expressed his shock and dismay at the search carried out at a temple considered sacred by Buddhists.

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