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Iranian arrested for spraying perfume on monk

15 March 2015 07:55 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An Iranian working at the Uma Oya Project in Wellawaya was arrested on charges of having sprayed perfume on the Rakhkhithakanda Raja Maha Viharaya Chief Incumbent’s face yesterday, the Police said.

A tense situation prevailed between the local workers and the villagers after they protested over the unloading a tractor of swage to the river which flows near the temple.

Police said the Iranian had arrived at the scene with three others and argued with the villagers and the Chief Incumbent and during the heated argument he had sprayed the perfume on the monk’s face.

The monk was admitted to the Moneragala Hospital.

Police also said another Iranian who was present had videoed the incident.

Soon after, the villagers launched a protest at the Madagasthala Junction in Karandagolla over the attack on the monk.(DS)

  Comments - 5

  • Ýuri Sunday, 15 March 2015 02:12 PM

    Why not this guy spray some beer, which they like

    OMG Sunday, 15 March 2015 02:51 PM

    Sharing of scented oil is part of the Iranian culture. But I doubt anyone would spray in the face.

    Something wrong here Sunday, 15 March 2015 02:53 PM

    Iranians rarely get into fights. Looks like a handiwork of the previous regime to stop the Iranian funded project.

    ANTON Monday, 16 March 2015 02:02 PM

    INNOCENT ATTACK, SPRAYED PERFUME, NOT ACID ON MONK.

    ranbanda Sunday, 15 March 2015 09:21 PM

    It doesnt matter who he is but what the Iranian did was compketely wrong as the monk did not do any violent act on the Iranian. MostcIranians are very narrow minded violent individuals.


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