A special committee headed by Director of the Colombo National Hospital Dr. Anil Jasinghe has been appointed to investigate the death of influential Buddhist Monk, Ven. Maduluwave Sobitha Thera.
The commission was appointed following a directive issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya. The five member committee includes; Chief Judicial Medical Officer (Colombo) Dr. Ajith Tennakoon, Senior Anesthetic Dr Kumudini Ranatunga, Cardio Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Iresh Wijemanna and Cardiology Specialist Dr. Nimali Fernando.
In March this year, the CID commenced an investigation into the death of Ven. Sobitha after several groups, including Buddhist Monk Uduwe Dhammaloka made a formal complaint requesting a thorough investigation be conducted to verify if foul play was involved in the death of Ven. Sobitha, who played an important role at the 2015 Presidential Election.