Suspect in Rohingya refugee attack arrested

The police yesterday arrested a suspect involved in the attack carried out on Rohingya refugees, on September 26, in Mount Lavinia, while they were under the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The suspect, Weerasekarage Deshantha Chamiruwan Rodrigo, 34, a resident of Rawathawatte, Moratuwa, is a candidate who contested the last General Election under the Bodujana Peramuna.

The suspect will be produced before the Mount Lavinia magistrate today. 

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