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Police search for Rathana Thera

It is reported that Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera was not present at the Colombo DIG's office yesterday (23).

The Thera was informed to appear at the office to take up the complaint filed on the abduction of the Ape Jana Bala Pakshaya (AJBP) Gen. Secretary - Vedinigama Wimalatissa Thera.

The complaint was lodged on Aug. 19 by Ven. Wimalatissa Thera's coordinating secretary - Ven. Hunupitiye Chandrasiri Thera.

Last afternoon, when a group including the SSP in charge of the Colombo Division had visited the Sandaham Sevana Temple in Rajagiriya, where Ven. Rathana Thera resides, the Thera had not been present at the temple.

When the SSP later contacted Rathana Thera on the phone, the Thera had agreed to visit the DIG’s Office in Colombo today (23) to discuss the matter.

However, when Ven. Chandrasiri Thero, arrived at the DIG office at around 9.00 am today, Rathana Thero had not arrived for the meeting.

According to Chandrasiri Thero who spoke to the media after leaving the DIG office, Rathana Thero had telephoned the investigating officer that he would make a statement in the evening.