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Army deny involvement in Hindu temple looting in Batticaloa

The Sri Lankan Army's spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, denied that the Army was responsible for the recent spate of looting of Hindu temples in Batticaloa, reports Asian Tribune.

Brigadier Wanigasooriya said:

"These allegations are totally baseless and far from truth. However, investigations on a burglary that took place on 1 June at Pillaiyaar Kovil in Vellaveli have revealed that it has been carried out by a team of burglars from the area and yesterday [7th June] a suspect has been arrested in this connection and Sri Lanka Police in Batticaloa is conducting further investigations."

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