Despite boasting that three police teams were deployed to arrests the attackers of the UN refugee safe house, the police today managed to arrest only one unknown person by the name of Weerasekarage Deshantha Chamiruwan Rodrigo from Moratuwa.
However the mob leader former MP and Buddhist monk Akmeemana Dayaratne and many other well known figures have not been arrested yet.
Meanwhile 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”.
According to informed sources, the family members of the policeman who is alleged to have raped a Rohingya refugee girl had also participated in the mob attack. (By Manisha Unantenne)