7 December, 2019

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On The Incident Took Place At Neeraviady Pillayar Temple

By R. Sampanthan

R. Sampanthan

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena                                                 

President Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Presidential Secretariat

Colombo-01.

Your Excellency,

I write to you in regard to the incident that took place on 23rd September 2019 at the premises of the Neeraviyadi Pillayar Temple at Chemmalai, Mullaitivu.

The facts briefly are as follows,

1. The Neeraviyady Pillayar Temple at Chemmalai Mullaitivu is an ancient Hindu temple which has existed for several centuries.

2. The people living in this area are exclusively Tamil people mostly Hindus.

3. After the War a Buddhist Monk attempted to take possession and control of a part of the Land and establish himself there. 

4. This attempted take-over has been resisted by the Tamil Hindu people and this matter has been in dispute for some time.

5. This Buddhist Monk recently died in Colombo. Arrangements were being made to take his body from Colombo to Mullaitivu to be cremated within the premises of the said Neeraviyady Pillayar Temple. This was a deliberate act of aggression. 

6. This matter was brought to the notice of the Courts at Mullaitivu and an order was made by Court on the 22nd September 2019, prohibiting the corpse of the Buddhist Monk being cremated within the Temple premises.

7. On 23rd of September after due inquiry a further order was made by the Court prohibiting the corpse being cremated within the premises of the Temple. In terms of the Court order the cremation was to take place at an alternative site nearby.

8. Despite the said Court order the corpse was cremated in close proximity to the “Theerthakerni”/Tank in the Temple premises containing Holy water for use by the Deity whereby the temple and the premises were desecrated Hindus do not even enter a Hindu Temple and its premises for at least a month after the death of a near relation.

9. The Police were present at the site and instead of assisting to implement the order of the Court were seen to be facilitating the actions of the persons who were attempting to cremate the corpse of the Monk within the temple premises.

I would submit that,

a) Those persons who violated the court order should be dealt with and appropriate action should be taken against them.

b) Action should be taken against the Police Officers who failed to implement the order made by the Court and who on the contrary were seen to be facilitating the actions of those persons who violated the Court order and cremated the corpse of the Buddhist Monk within the temple premises.

These actions indicate the failure of the Law enforcement process and also a violation of the order of the Court amounting to contempt of the Court.

These matters need to be investigated.

I would also state that a Culture of Impunity has been growing in the Country in recent times as a result of the Law not being enforced against alleged offenders. The required investigations have not been conducted and appropriate action has not been taken against such alleged offenders accused of grave violations of Humanitarian and Human Rights Laws. An executive pardon has been given to a person convicted of contempt of Court. A promotion has been given to an officer accused of violations of the Law without due investigations being conducted and appropriate action being taken in respect of such violations. I am not going into details now but your Excellency will understand the matters I am referring to.

Failure to independently investigate what happened at Neeraviady Pillayar Temple will only confirm and further encourage this growing trend of impunity and cause immense harm to the Country and all its people both nationally and internationally.

I would submit that the conduct of the Law enforcement agency the Police, should be investigated and that the persons who violated the orders made by the Court should be dealt with.

Thanking you.

Yours Sincerely

R. Sampanthan M P

Member of Parliament-Trincomalee District

Leader-Tamil National Alliance.

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  • 23
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    Mr Sampanthan, you are wasting your time and energy trying to explain the even that took place in an utterly ruthless and lawless country where the Buddhist monks are running amok. Thuggery and racism is their religion. So your explanation is of no use at all. They are even asking why not, they can cremate anywhere they want. If they are good Buddhist and have the ability to respect others religions then the cremation should not happen near a Hindu temple according to Hindu traditions. But these guys are just rowdies, and illiterate and thugs and thus have no value or ability to respect. Only thing they want some confrontation all the time using their yellow robes and Sinhala armed forces. When VP was there where were these goons. These guys are ruining Buddhism and already made it into a political tool. No wonder all are going to Hindu gods for salvation. This monk confronted illegally and in a short time died of cancer. It is the power of Hindu gods. MY3 Gamarala only let loose one of the monk thugs and now writing to this guy is a bloody wastage of time. Not worth the paper. Let us wait and see what Ganesha has to offer these barbarians.

    • 19
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      Divine retribution will come very soon to the perpetrators and backers of this act of terrorism. Already it has happened in a small way at the hands of Muslims, who beheaded Buddha statues in a Buddhist temple in Trincomalee and threw empty liquor bottles into the compound of a Buddhist temple in Matara area. Are they going to burn those liquor bottles in that Buddhist temple compound. If not stop burning rubbish in Hindu temple compound.

    • 5
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      Nathan – “This monk confronted illegally and in a short time died of cancer.” Next in line is Venereal Gandasara!

  • 18
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    Thank you Mr. Sambanthan. Please follow up so this event will be another event of impunity.

    • 13
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      To expect any Sinhala government to take action on matters like this foolish. Case may be instituted in courts to ease off pressure, but it will be dragged on and when attention on this problem weans off, all charges will be dropped. As a past medico-legal officer I experienced that the judicial system of Sri Lanka constituting the Police, Bar and the Bench are institutionally racist. It had always been partial towards the Sinhalese in the past when there was a conflict with Tamils and it will not change in the future.

      • 5
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        Even if a case is filled the likelihood is that it will be transferred to A’Pura or P’Naruwa; and this Agnana Asura Therai will escape.

  • 16
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    If Hopper Srisena takes positive action based on this letter,I will eat my shoe!

    • 7
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      Plato

      ha-ha-ha
      ho-ho-ho
      ha-ho-ha-ho
      ho-ha-ha
      ha-ha-ho

  • 14
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    O Great Kumbakarna

    When did you wake up ? What made you to do so ? Please go back to bed; we people will look after ourselves in spite of severe shortcomings intimidation threats assaults and danger we are faced with not only now but during the last few years.

  • 16
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    Dear Honorable MP,

    Thank you. Your letter is crisp and to the point.

    Please file action in the courts on our behalf. Gnanasara Thera and the police officers should be sued for contempt of court.

    Please do something.

  • 13
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    Tks for the clarification.
    Only way Tamils can be liberated either by another Prabakaran or taking the matter to UN. Both UNP n SLFP or India cannot be trusted. We overseas Tamils will be always with U.We can force British n Canadian govts to support U.

    Pl take the matter to UN sir

  • 14
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    Does Sampanthan not know that Security Forces Personnel (of Army, Navy, Air Force and Police), Politicians and Buddhist Monks have been granted Sacred Cow status by the Constitution of Sri Lanka? Therefore, they are above the law and have immunity from any sort of punishment for all wrongdoings committed by them.

  • 15
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    N.Sampanthan is correct in exposing the event. The real culprit is Maithripala Srisena who should have immediately acted in condemning the cremation. But he is a coward in utilizing the Buddhist clergy to defy the Court’s Order. Moreover, he would have have certainly aware that Gnanasara Thero would escalate this issue. What was more surprising is that Gotabhaya Rajapakse was releasing a statement to mislead the Sinhalese contrary to the Court’s Order. Whatever said it was Ranil who condemned the cremation at Neeraviyady Pillaiyar temple. Even Sajith Premadasa never condemned it. First and foremost is that Maithripala Srisena should be kicked out, followed by some Sinhalese politicians by the Sinhalese people themselves. I think this case should be heard by High Court Judge Ilancheliyan who will deliver the correct judgment fearlessly.

  • 3
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    Sam Pandan, you say:

    2. The people living in this area are exclusively Tamil people mostly Hindus.

    Are the low caste Hindus allowed to enter the temple feely and pray there?

    If not why not?

    • 13
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      What relevance has your comment got to the subject in question? Unless you are an apologist for the former prisoner Gnanasara and his other robed rogues, who flagrantly violated Hindu beliefs, traditions and customs, think that by raising such an unfounded allegation you could easily divert the attention away! Here is news for you, Hindu Tamils are not as ignorant as you think!! You must hang your head in shame, for not having the decorum or decency to condemn the actions of these criminal thugs, in total disregard for the law of the land by contravening a court order!!!

      • 0
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        I am sorry if the question I asked is embarrassing for you and Mr, Siva Sankaran Sharma. I think it is important that religious freedom prevails and low caste Hindus have equal freedom of worship as the high class ones. Tis happens to be the case for Buddhists who have perfect freedom of worship.
        ;
        Ideas are fatal to caste. (E. M. Forster.) So let us have some ideas to break down these old practices. How can you justify your stand against racial discrimination if you are discriminating against your Tamil brothers and sisters based on an arbitrary idea called caste?

    • 7
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      Question is irrelevant and for the answer, Hindus of all castes can now enter any temple but only the priests Brahmin or in some non agamic temples non Brahmin Vellalar Pillai Kurukal can enter the inner sanctity. Lots of Sinhalese Buddhists low castes are still not entertained or welcomed into Govigamma run Buddhist viharas and the Asigiriya and Malwatter chapters only ordain Govgamma as monks and nuns and the heads of these orders have always have to be Kandyan Sinhalese upper castes. Not even a low country Govigamma. Recently they did not want Sirisena Cooray to be the governor of the Kandyan heartland the Central Province and the reason they gave was , he was a low country low caste. They wanted a High caste Kandyan Sinhalese Buddhist or worse comes to worse a High caste Kandyan Sinhalese Christian and Sirisena complied with this absurd request as this order came from these racists who are masquerading as Buddhist monks. Buddhism is Sri Lanka or the one that is practised by the Sinhalese is not Buddhism of all but some form of ethnic caste conscious racist fascist doctrine, that is ruining the country. They have successfully taken over the ancient prehistoric Hindu shrine of Kathirkamma that venerates the Tamil god Lord Murugan and now forcibly turned it into a Buddhist shrine , with government help and even renamed the place from Tamil Kathirkammam ( hence the name Kathirkammar ) to Sinhalese Kataragama. Now are attempting to this to many ancient Hindu shrines in the north and east . Eg. Kinniya in Trincomallee, Neravadi Pillayar Kovil and many others , armed with fake history and claims and supported by the Sinhalese state , the occupying Sinhalese armed forces and police as seen by the video . How was this huge Budda statue erected by this racist rogue monk, overnight , against the orders of the court.

  • 18
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    Dear Sampanthan,
    We have a 70 years of history of Buddhist Sinhala extremism sponsored by Monks sponsored by Sinhala leadership. This is an election time. So Sinhala leadership need that extremism to get Sinhala votes. You also kept silence until now when the Buddhist Sinhala extremism was in peak. Over 50000 Tamils were massacred but non of you were joined people in their struggle. Even after the war criminal military commander was brought into power you did not protest. Do you think Sirisena will read your letter. What happened to Kalmunai agreement? Nothing. Not single Sinhala leadership take action against any Monk who violate law in this country. This is a Buddhist Sinhala thugs nation.

  • 8
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    Mr. Sampanthan,

    Please investigate further on what action the current government as well as the Presidential candidates are prepared to take on this issue.. And what do the Hindu nationalist factions within the Tamil polity and the Indian politicians they admire say about it?

    If the rule of law is not respected by monks and the duly constituted government, then it will resurrect calls for international intervention among Tamils for more control over their own affairs.

  • 8
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    I wish the Sinhalese side had respected the magistrate’s decision here , as disobeying will encourage certain rogue elements. On the other hand, it is good to see Sinhalese people in Mullaitivu. This was a major logistical and administrative center for the LTTE since 1996. This is where the “Sea Tigers” trained. Sun God had his deluxe swimming here, so we know he spent a lot of there. The people in Mullaitivu have no doubt been thoroughly brainwashed by LTTE propaganda.Rather than letting Sampanthan & Wigneswaran use this temple for propaganda purposes, the government should encourage cultural exchanges between North and South.

    • 4
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      Lester
      Not like this.
      Please tell me how Tamils will be able to ever mend fences with the Sinhalese when the Sinhalese behave like bullies?
      If we have learnt anything from buddhism then it we should know that it is through love and kindness that we can reduce the hatred caused by the LTTE towards us.
      There is no other way.

      • 0
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        Gemini Cricket,

        It doesn’t matter Aryan or Dravidian, Hindus can never create a first-world nation because of the caste barrier. Look at China and compare it with India. Both have populations of 1 billion plus (meaning a cheap labour force), thousands of engineers, vast reserves of natural resources, etc. Education in India is outstanding; the government puts entire courses for free on the internet. In China, the government censors something like 10K domain names, including Youtube. Yet we know, China is leagues ahead of India. China created new cities like Shenzhen and Shanghai with superhighways in only 2 decades, while India is still struggling with basic sanitation. The only reason for the difference is that China is not held back by religious superstition.

  • 4
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    We explained here something earlier, but it weren’t with in the level of many to grasp it. The drama was Gnanam arrested not because of contempt of court in Sandhya’s case. If any Sinhala Buddhist Political Modayas has interest at all in Sandhya’s husband, first priority would have been is probing of missing her husband. That is a suspected kidnaping, torture, and murder case. Lankawe Sinhala Buddhist Only Kangaroo courts not ready to deal with that. Now she is de-casted as Sinhala Kottita Kanthavak for asking justice for her missing husband. It is an extreme measure for the full blown genocide accused Lankawe country to condemning a priest for 20 years for using bad language in court against a Sinhala Kottiya. Saudi killed Khashoggi will not worry about abuse Sandhya in the court.
    What really happened in that arrest was, the New Colonial Masters in Saudi wanted Gnanam inside by the consultation of the Muslim Ministers if the Sinhala Politicians have to get their remittances banked. So the UNP-SLFP Yahapalanaya came to an agreement that one party prison Gnanam and other party would release him. He was prisoned only to show New Colonial Masters that he was punished so politicians’ commissions from Saudi Arabia can be remitted. Gnanam did know he was not punished for contempt of court, but only for politicians to get their commission, he was used as the scapegoat. New King, all Muslim ministers, Ranil and others who work with the Saudi government should be investigated and punished for corrupting the Lankawe court system. This is why we said earlier that Gnanam should be released, Sandhya’s husband case should be brought to court, Gnanam should be told to get excuse from Sandhya touching her feet for humiliating her. If that has happened none of these would happened now.

  • 0
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    Coming from a guy who once claimed LTTE as the sole representative of Tamils now comes with another…..it is an EXCLUSIVE place for Tamils…………..f*****g hell.

    • 8
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      Hella

      With born racists like you Gothas Presidency is almost assured. But dont worry he will be elected president but as soon as he takes to the Throne help is on hand. Indian Jurisdiction will reign supreme and he will become a CHIEF MINISTER for the South. We will have our Tamil Kingdom under India. Make no Mistake. If i doubt ask Colonel Rambuka as he has spelt out in no Uncerratin Terms as to what Gothas Priorities are. All Good things come to an end . Yours will end after ” Thaipongal” like a Cheenavedi. What are you going to do man after that ***** g HEll . Shere t with Lester. Bloody Kosus

  • 8
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    Mr.Sampanthan

    Have you gone out of your mind and why have you taken so long after the event to raise the issue. Have you been spurned on by “Wiggis” protest. . Why are you calling Maithri the CROOK and an indecent uncivilsed moron an excelency. He doesnt understand the norms of Civilised behaviour.He is the man who ( was part of the axis of EVIL) appointed a War Criminal Shavendra as the Army chief inviting the wrath of the UN. Sri Lanka is longer considered to be part of the Civilsed World to play a part in peace keeping.
    When Gotha is elected there will be more of the same. Many more Temples and Mosques will be desecrated. Who Knows Ketheeswaram might be next.
    My appeal to you is take it up with Prime Minister ” Modi” the Hindu Nationalist.. Invite him to pray there before more damage is done and many more temples destroyed by marauding ” Sinhalese ” Mobs.

  • 7
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    I have a message for born racists like Hela who instead of condemning the despicable actions at the Hindu Temple is legitimising the actions. You are not a civilsied bunch and your days are numbered . Another two months at the most. Wake up to reality. India has kept China out for 18 months and Gotha will not be allowed to bring China back never again and if he tried Sinhala Lanka will be annexed. under Chief Minister Gotha. Hard pill to take. Tough Man.

    • 0
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      Kali,

      We lived under that threat for centuries. It is nothing new. Don’t worry we will not loose sleep over it.

  • 3
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    Where do you get this idea?

    Meanwhile Subramaniya Swamy and one othe vip of BJP visit GR and orders Tamils to make a deal with Rajapakses.

    If Hindia is serious about it, Hindia must take Kerala Mafia to the task and punish them with treason charge.

    • 5
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      Who is Subramaniam Swamy. Is he a Sri Lankan Sinkalm. If so was, was he born in Hambanthotta .

      • 0
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        I do not understand the thrust of your questions.

        What I wanted to say is the idea of Hindia taking over Lanka seems very far fetched.

        Further, despite the open stand of BJP regarding Island’s history, BJP seems to be sending senior leaders to Rajapakses for Hindia-favourable deal/stand making.

  • 3
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    Even if a case is filled the likelihood is that it will be transferred to A’Pura or P’Naruwa; and this Agnana Asura Therai will escape.

  • 2
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    Do Sinhala Buddhists have to take permission from descendants of coolies who came from Malabar to cremate a Buddhist monk in Sinhale?
    Shame on spineless Sinhala politicians who pushed Sinhala Buddhists to this pathetic situation.

    Who said there are Tamil land in Sinhale. These are land that once belonged to Native Sinhalayo grabbed by Malabar coolies during colonial rule. Sinhala people neither invite Malabar people to Sinhale nor gave right to own land in this country.

    • 4
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      Eagle Rye you idiot let me give you some History if your tiny brain can grasp it.

      There are three world famous Tamil Temples built during Tamil Rule

      1) Nallur 2) Koneswaran Temple in Trinco 3) Thirukethrrswaran Temple in Mannar

      Dont tell me Sinkalams allowed Tamils to build tese temples.

      1) The original, Kandaswamy Temple was founded in 948 ad. According to the Yalpana Vaipava Malai, the temple was developed at the site in the 13th century by Buwanika Bahu, a minister to the King of Kotte.

      Portugese were the First Colonial Masters and Nallur was bult before ter arrived and so were the other two temples.

      2) The Sinhalese–Portuguese War was a series of conflicts waged from 1527 to 1658 between the indigenous Sinhalese kingdoms of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and their allies against the Portuguese Empire. The Portuguese were seeking to expand from their trading post at Colombo to incorporate Ceylon into their growing empire.

      When you have done your revision I will set the exam papers which I am sure you will fail ” MOKKU”

  • 2
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    Demalu are deliberately destroying Sinhala Buddhist heritage sites in the North and East. Appearing in ‘Ninnada’ program in ‘Rangiri’ TV, Ven. Aluthgoda Saddatissa who is a resident monk in a temple in the Eastern Province told that he can give solid examples for six cases where Demalu have built Kovils on top of ancient Buddhist temples. He said tense situation was not created by people in the area but by people who came from Yapanaya.
    TNA politicians are trying their best to create a conflict between Demalu and Sinhala Buddhists so that they can plead to India and International Community that they cannot live with Sinhala majority and need their Eelam.

  • 2
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    Moda Eagle, your Yellow robed Monk had also gave evidence about how Dr Shaffie made 5000 sinhala women sterile baang along with the beraya weeramonkey and balu dosthara jayasumana. You and your monks and others have lost total credibility not only in SL but in the whole world. You guys are a laughing stock. Who is this saddatissa? Is he a Sadist Tissa? You buggers feel so bad and guilty that you churn out lies one lie to cover 10 sins. Modaya, just quote a single true incident where Hindus have encroached into others’ religions? It is only the Muslims and Buddhists who did that from earlier times, both in India and Illankai. Thiruketheswaram, Dondara, Muneswaram, Kathirkamam, Madhu, Neeraviyady , Nainathivu are just a handful of examples. You buggers burn churches, mosques and kovils though many of you worship as a last resort hindu gods. It is nothing but a shameless, dirty, low grade act of some of you guys who have no idea about your religion or have serious doubt about your origin.Of course you are true that Tamils cannot live along with these rabid buddhsit sinhala idiots who are making life miserable not only to themselves but to others too. Just see a bo-tree and a yellow robed thug will come and put up a shed underneath and then demand adjoining lands and also bring some archaeology department goons to declare it is a sinhala buddhsit heritage site. Ger lost you BLIND EAGLE and your malicious campaign against humanity.

  • 2
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    Moron Blind eagle, This is what Buddhsim for you idiots
    This is for you moron:
    Exposure of how secretary of Galthenna Badrakali Devala got together with contractor and carried out the gold robbery
    A posse of policemen were able to arrest three suspects of the clique robbed jewellery worth Rs. 8 crores weighing 12 kilos and about Rs. 20 lakhs in cash after barging into Galthenna Shri Badrakali Amman Kovil, Thalathuoya, Kandy at dawn of day before yesterday (25) and also the person who designed the robbery after having tied up the hands and legs of the kapu mahatha in charge of the devala and also the workers and a female employee as well after which they were gagged and put inside a room. The arrest was made on suspicion by the policemen yesterday (26) and one of them
    happens to be an army soldier. A Thalathuoya police officer said that the chief secretary of that devala too is among those who organised the time period in this connection.
    Police say that they were able to find the stock of jewellery, gold-plated watches and some gems found in tusks robbed from the devala buried in a yard in Muruthawala area belonging to Peradeniya police division where chief secretary of of the davala was residing. Police say that on information revealed by this suspect after which investigations were conducted when these were detected.
    Police further say that they were successful in identifying and apprehending the suspects even before 12 hours elapsed after the robbery. Police have launched a wide-scaled search operation to apprehend three soldiers who are supporters supposed to be deserters from the army and who were accomplices in this robbery. During interrogation of the three suspects taken into custody this information was revealed.

  • 2
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    Moda BLind Eagle, contd…..

    Inspector of police, Mr. Krishantha who came to know of this robbery at Galthenna Shri Badrakali Devala promptly has visited scene concerned and commenced inquiries. Thus police were able to observe when perusing cctv footage of a barber salon behind the devala of how suspects had got onto the 20 foot wall with the aid of a rope while having their faces masked during dawn day before yesterday and had thus after the robbery and then getting down from the same rope which was used earlier.When inspecting yet another CCTV frame of recordings the three-wheeler in which gang of robbers had come was observed and police have directed the number of that vehicle to motor traffic commissioner department and have subsequently secured its registration number of which the owner happens to be a female.

    The owner was contacted and when questioned from her it was found that the said three-wheeler was given to her brother on a hiring basis ans as a result he was initially arrested by police. The driver of this three-wheeler too has been involved in the robbery and on information extracted from him the other suspects were taken into custody.

  • 3
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    Moda Blind eagle aka HLD,

    This is your Sinhala buddhist integrity and why you guys want to invade the entire country with the pretext of spreading poor Buddha who had vanished long ago.

    Contd………………Police say that a Buddha statue was being erected at devala premises and its contract was taken by a former army soldier. Information has been received by police to the effect that this former soldier-contractor has gone and engaged in this robbery by getting together with a group of his friends. Police further say that kapu mahatha had decided to sell the stock of jewellery received as donations received by the devala and when the suspect secretary was informed about this, the kapu mahatha was told not to dispose of those immediately and that he would find a person for that purpose.

    Police further say that in the event when kapu mahatha has opened the devalaya and was getting ready to engage in religious services; the gang of robbers have barged in and had committed the robbery. It was also revealed at police investigations that two suspects who were participants of this robbery had on a number of occasions prior to the robbery had strolled around the devalaya and had gathered required information. The three-wheeler in which the robbers had come was taken into police custody. Suspects so arrested are residents of Peradeniya, Gampola and Katugasthota areas.

    Soon they may find top politicos, , monks and even social workers.

    Mage katta.

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