Four surrendered monks remanded till today

Published : 8:00 am  February 16, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (759) reads | 

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BY CHATURANGA PRADEEP AND MUDITHA DAYANANDA Ravana Balaya Convener Ven. Iththe Kande Saddhatissa Thera, Sinhala Ravaya Organisation Chairman Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera and two other Buddhist monks surrendered to the Homagama Police yesterday evening, for protesting near the Homagama Court premises on January 27, over the remand order of Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, Police said.

The Buddhist monks were later produced before Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayaka who ordered that they be remanded till today and also that they be produced for an identification parade. The other Buddhist monks were identified as Ven. Medirigiriye Pushpasara Thera and Ven. Passara Nandajothi Thera who were also allegedly involved in the protest near the Homagama Court premises. The Buddhist monks were arrested for allegedly protesting in front of the Homagama Court premises, damaging public property, assaulting police and government officers, behaving in an aggressive manner, entering the court premises by-force, damaging the prison vehicle by pelting stones and throwing petrol to the vehicle that took Ven. Gnanasara Thera to prison. Altogether 11 suspects including a woman and six Buddhist monks have been remanded over the incident.