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AG directs to arrest Uduwe Thera

15 February 2016 09:01 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Attorney General has directed to arrest Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera and produced before the Court for illegally keeping a baby elephant at the Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple, Polhengoda, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID has informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Nishantha Peiris.

The CID had also informed that the AG had directed them to record a statement from the Uduwe Thera before the arrest of the Thera.

The CID had told the Court they have enough evidence to file a case against Ven. Uduwe Thera under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance.

In January, 2015, a two and half year-old elephant calf had been found inside the Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple.(Manopriya Gunasekera)

  Comments - 12

  • BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 15 February 2016 10:13 AM

    They not only used their political status to break the law, but also the religion, temple and robe. What a shame!!!

    Horri Jimonis Monday, 15 February 2016 10:54 AM

    You mean to focus on WW as he is the main thug.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 15 February 2016 10:55 AM

    Therefore, if a Thero commits a crime does he automatically get pardon? What happens if all become priests to get exempted from arrest? Typical Sri Lankan mindset.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 15 February 2016 10:56 AM

    You are 100% correct. For an Example: BBS thug, people have not forgotten.

    J Palitha Monday, 15 February 2016 10:57 AM

    These guys are backed by MR for the sake of power

    citizen Monday, 15 February 2016 11:14 AM

    so it is ok to keep a baby elephant illegally?theros or not law is the same to everyone

    ram Monday, 15 February 2016 11:15 AM

    Dutchy, dont act as an itchy person, do you thing keep an elephant without license is not robbing the natural.

    Dee Monday, 15 February 2016 11:29 AM

    Keeping an unauthorized annimal is a crime.

    anura Monday, 15 February 2016 12:54 PM

    Yahapalana regime insulting the Buddhist bhikkus !!

    Ranabahu Monday, 15 February 2016 02:02 PM

    Elephants shelters are temples from our ancient times.whats wrong with that ? The big thief who robbed the central bank during this gov.are gone Scott free. Days are numbered for RW and the goons.

    Dutchy Monday, 15 February 2016 09:24 AM

    Focus on robbers, thugs and murderers not Theros.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 15 February 2016 10:01 AM

    This Thero is a very close associate of Rajapakshe family


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