625 Qurans seized; later released

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The Kalpitiya Police yesterday seized 625 Qurans on that suspicion that they were meant to be distributed among the mosques in the area during the election period.

The police said the books were taken into custody from a house of a UNP candidate contesting the LG elections.

However, investigations had revealed that the Qurans had been sent by the candidate's brother who lives in Qatar for religious purposes.

Police said they were directed to release the Qurans after the matter was taken up by district election officials but the candidate had refused to take them back until after the election.

Meanwhile, 44 people were arrested on charges of election violations so far. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • ceylon Sunday, 31 December 2017 05:13 PM

    separatist war is not that dangerous.but religious war will be hundreds of years war.if happenlanka will be poorest in world and killer zone forever. via DM Android App

    Jac Sunday, 31 December 2017 06:21 PM

    Myanmar ended terrorism in just a month.

    Hadam Monday, 01 January 2018 04:53 AM

    Myanmar is genoside not ending terrorism.

    SL Human Monday, 01 January 2018 08:13 AM

    Myanmar has a violent history of 4 decades. Someone needs to know facts before they comment LOL

    Lankan Netizen Sunday, 31 December 2017 05:50 PM

    Yes! good job! Seize books, but leave the arrack and beer bottles distributed. Hats off to the candidate for refusing the books after it was seized and released.

    sigirya Sunday, 31 December 2017 06:22 PM

    Excellent!!!. This is Sri Lanka!!! Confiscate books on the mere suspicion that Elections laws are going to be violated.

    Justica USA Monday, 01 January 2018 09:57 AM

    Spot on...interestingly cut-outs n posters appear while the police are napping without nabbing

    faito Sunday, 31 December 2017 06:34 PM

    before sil redi now quran

    TONY Monday, 01 January 2018 09:24 AM

    SIL REDHI WAS PURCHASED OUT OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR BUT THE QURANS WERE NOT. NOW THE CANDIDATE HAS REFUSED TO TAKE IT BACK UNTIL ELECTIONS ARE OVER. THIS PROVES THAT IT IS NOT AN ELECTION BRIBE

    Seatog Monday, 01 January 2018 01:41 AM

    Only professors can understand the above article

    A. K. Adwani Monday, 01 January 2018 07:22 AM

    Stupid Bloody Bastards still got to learn a lot

    Azee Monday, 01 January 2018 07:31 AM

    I do not think any muslim with a mustard seed size of faith would use Quran to use these menial acts. I see it as a act of racism on muslims.

    dulan Monday, 01 January 2018 10:03 AM

    Candidate has shown character by refusing to take the books back till the elections are over even when it was returned to him

    Royce Monday, 01 January 2018 03:43 PM

    The candidate not accepting the books back is also another trick in their books.


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