28 September, 2020

Blog

Update- London Chief Buddhist Thero remanded for rape

Colombo Telgraph

Thero with Sri Lankan President

The court has ordered the Thera to be remanded in custody until 26 September.Pahalagama Somaratana Nayaka Thera has appeared before Isleworth Crown Court but did not enter a plea on Friday, court officials said. He has been remanded in custody by a London court on charges of sexual abuse , raping a nine-year-old girl.

Thero, chief incumbent of Thames Buddhist Vihara, Croydon, has been charged with four counts of sexual abuse, the Metropolitan police said.

The alleged rape and three counts of indecent assault said to have happened, in 1977 and 1978, in Chiswick, west London

The 65-year-old Pahalagama Somaratana from Dulverton Rd, Croydon.

There was no immediate response from Thames Buddhist Vihara, which is one of the major Sri Lankan Buddhist temples in London.

related news  http://colombotelegraph.com/2011/09/20/london-chief-buddhist-thero-65-held-by-rape-cops/

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.