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* Deputy mayor suspected of Sri Lanka chief monk's murder remanded
Wed, Feb 6, 2013, 12:08 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 05, Colombo: Moratuwa Magistrate's Court today remanded the deputy mayor of Moratuwa, Sujith Pushpakumara, the main suspect of the stabbing death of chief incumbent of Sunandha Upanandha Ramaya in Egoda Uyana of Moratuwa until the 14th of this month.

The chief monk, Matigahathanne Vimalavansha thera was found stabbed to death at the temple premises on Sunday night.

Two people who were suspected of killing the monk were found shot to death Monday morning in Bandaragama, an area about 8 miles away.

The police deployed an anti-riot squad to provide extra security to the court complex when the arrested deputy mayor, a ruling party politician, was produced before the magistrate today.

The Moratuwa Police and the Mount Lavinia Criminal Investigations Department are conducting further investigations. They are searching for three more suspects.

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