Watareka Vijitha Thera Kidnapped And Beaten! Hands And Legs Tied With Saffron Robes

Convener of the Jathika Bala Sena Vetareka Wjitha Thera had been kidnapped and beaten by an unidentified group. 

He was found early this morning near the 'Hirana' bridge, Panadura with his hands and legs tied. Eye witnesses said his hands and legs were tied with saffron robes and the monk was beaten badly.  His national identity card has also been found from the location. 

He was immediately hospitalized as his health condition was deteriorating, residents  of the area told 'Asian Mirror'. Police said they could not record a statement from Vijitha Thera as he was not in a position to talk due to failing health.

Wijitha Thera is a member of the Mahiyanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha representing the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

The Bodu Bala Sena was at loggerhead with Watareka Vijitha Thera over the latter's conduct as the Convener of the Jathika Bala Sena - a rival organization of the BBS. 

The BBS alleged that Vijitha Thera has links with Muslim extremists.

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