Sobitha Thera’s vehicle missing?

20 January 2017 09:16 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A complaint has been lodged with the Mirihana Police that the luxury vehicle used by late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, the former Chief Incumbent of Sri Naga Viharaya in Kotte, had gone missing.

The complainants had said in the complaint that they received information that the missing vehicle was being used as a wedding car at a hotel in Beruwala on Tuesday but they could not locate it at the hotel.

When asked, Ven. Kelaniye Soratha Thera, a monk of the temple, said the vehicle had not gone missing and that it was parked in another place due to a technical fault.

The thera said it was parked there to repair it later as a huge amount of money was required to do so.

Ven. Soratha thera said police did not take a statement from him and that he was ready to inform the police about it when he was asked.

He said this was a false complaint lodged as a result of a dispute over property of the temple.

  Comments - 11

  • Mahesh Friday, 20 January 2017 12:01 PM

    Probably the RAW agents took it back. Lets check the Indian embassy premises.

    ravin Friday, 20 January 2017 12:57 PM

    I think it is time that all religious properties must be taken over by state. State must ensure freedom of all religions by the constitution and therefore properties should belong to state.

    Dd Friday, 20 January 2017 01:33 PM

    Lord Buddha felt that material wealth was not life's ultimate goal. so why luxury vehicle for you?

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 20 January 2017 01:38 PM

    The State does not need to take any religious wealth if those religions are practiced genuinely. For example, why does a Buddhist monk who leaves all pleasures in life and takes to a life of monkhood have a super luxury vehicle in his possession?

    Shelly. Friday, 20 January 2017 01:44 PM

    We live among devilish menwhere even dead souls are not spared . via DM Android App

    Rpdesilva Friday, 20 January 2017 02:19 PM

    It is not proper to make adverse remarks on a person who is not with us. However, somebody who betrayed the country and enjoyed the life with all the luxury cannot be spared. You cant respect a Buddhist monk who does not follow the teachings of Lord Buddha.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 20 January 2017 02:21 PM

    Luxury vehicle ?

    Missaka Friday, 20 January 2017 02:25 PM

    I think Sobitha Thera's Yahapaalana Concept also missing now.

    kan Friday, 20 January 2017 03:23 PM

    Whether a Monk or a Politician, they should be given a good vehicle to go around the country if they are working for the country's welfare.

    Rumy Hamid Friday, 20 January 2017 03:39 PM

    if sobitha hamduruwo was alive it will be a different ball game today. those robbed and still robbing public money will not sleep peacefully. may he attain nirvana. amen. via DM Android App

    ex president Friday, 20 January 2017 04:44 PM

    oh luxury vehicle..... via DM Android App

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