Vandalising Buddha Statues: Suspects remanded till February 27

17 February 2019 05:22 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The suspects in remand custody in connection with vandalizing statues of the Buddha in several areas in the country were produced before Mawanella Magistrate Upul Rajakaruna and further remanded till February 27.

One of the suspects is a woman.

The eleven suspects on remand were produced in court by prison officers and four others by the CID.

Another two suspects arrested for providing accommodation to the main suspects were produced in court and all of them were remanded.

It was of significance that any lawyer of the Mawanella Court did not appear for the suspects.

The first incident of vandalising Buddha statues was reported from Mawanella on December 24 and 25.

One of the suspects, who was damaging a Buddha statue in Kadugannawa area was caught and handed over the Police by residents of the area.

The Police said that he provided information on others involved.

However the main suspect wanted in connection with the incident was yet to be arrested, the Police said.(Samana Wijeya Bandara)

  Comments - 11

  • Jude Monday, 18 February 2019 04:15 AM

    Prompt punishment required for culprits!!!

    sunil vijaya Monday, 18 February 2019 05:37 AM

    nip in the bud! wahaabi movement is very active now. ignore them and the state will face the same debacle they faced with tigers. a high profile minister has the blessing of this govt. who is a wahaabi, is behind this. all women who dress the hijabi are proponents of this movement. the shops selling this dress must be warned not to sell them. the east is under wahaabi control already.

    ultimate Monday, 18 February 2019 10:15 AM

    my friend, so where were you when your thera and his followers like you destroyed houses, business premises and mosques of muslims and killed people in aluthgama? where were you when the riots in digana? who did this? ISIS? Alqaeda? or your so called wahabi movement? only glory belongs to you all, but all shit belongs to us alone?? hypocrite. Thank you! Zuhail

    Perumal Monday, 18 February 2019 08:38 AM

    Some are vandalising Buddha image by acting against Buddha's true advice while making false pretences, and some are vandalising Buddha statues. Which is more grievous?

    Nan Monday, 18 February 2019 08:43 AM

    This incident followed by two other incident purposefully done by organized gang who piled up mass destruction weapons in various part of the country with help of some other countries who support local groups who have contact to Al quda, ISIS ict, Government and law enforcement departments should take serious action on these incidents which will otherwise serious erosion of peace would be in society.

    Ragula Monday, 18 February 2019 09:42 AM

    President is busy with drug mafia when he come out of is these extremists would have destroyed our Buddhism so it's time for us to act.

    Yahiya Monday, 18 February 2019 09:13 AM

    Need a heavy punishment to teach a good lessons. They need riot. Why delay of law for punishments.

    lkboy Monday, 18 February 2019 10:00 AM

    Imprison them forever. These kind of people are harmful to society.

    JO Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:01 AM


    Kevin Thursday, 21 February 2019 08:33 AM

    @ ultimate, those at Aluthgama and Digana both initiated by minority fellows,so this seems to be attempting to another wave of violence, by provoking majority using such silly tactics,after collection of weapons,

    JO Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:01 AM


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