The Police said that the monk was arrested after being questioned by the CCD.
So far a total of seven suspects have been arrested including the monk. The four arrested on Saturday were Liyanage Abeyrathne Suresh Priyasad alias Dan. The other three arrested were; Paneetha Niroshan Deepage, Nawalage Don Chinthaka Sanjeewa and Nanayakkara Godakandha Kankanamlage Gayan Madhushanka Seneviratne.
Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera in a video release called radical Buddhist monks who led the attack as “saffron robed thugs” whilst Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne called them “Animals”.