Kiriwehera Chief Incumbent Ven. Kobawaka Damminda Thera and another monk have been shot last night by unidentified gunmen.
The shooting has taken place at the temple premises. After the shooting, three unidentified gunmen have fled in a red jeep.
The two injured monks are presently receiving treatment at Hambantota base hospital. Kataragama police have deployed several police teams to carry out investigations. The reason for the shooting remains unknown.