Mahabodhi attack ; a trap - Sri Lanka

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The Maha Bodhi Society temple building in Chennai that was ransacked on Monday


Following an assault on Buddhist priests at the Mahabodhi temple in Chennai, India last night, the Sri Lankan Government said that elements bent on sowing seeds of communal disharmony in Sri Lanka had been behind the attack, and everybody should be mindful and make sure that they don’t get caught in this trap.

According to The Hindu newspaper four Buddhist monks were injured when a gang ransacked the Mahabodhi Society Temple office, according to police sources.

About 10 persons, armed with clubs, barged into the Society office and damaged a showcase and furniture. The monks, all Sri Lankan nationals who tried to intervene, were attacked. They were admitted to a private hospital where their condition was said to be stable, the paper reported.
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  • Hemal Tuesday, 25 January 2011 02:38 AM

    this is so sad

    Tarzan Tuesday, 25 January 2011 02:50 AM

    As international conspiracy?

    Ranil Tuesday, 25 January 2011 08:15 AM

    Thank you for understanding.

    Kandasamy Tuesday, 25 January 2011 08:16 AM

    All religions must be respected.
    Acts of this kind should be stopped.

    methananda Wednesday, 26 January 2011 10:24 AM

    helaurmaya budi

    DHA Tuesday, 25 January 2011 03:50 AM

    Buddhism teaches us to be calm during these types of situations and hope everyone follows the same....!!!

    melan karunathilake Tuesday, 25 January 2011 03:56 AM

    සිංහලයිනි නැගිටිව්!!!!

    gemba Tuesday, 25 January 2011 04:13 AM

    Condemn such attack. Such attack against minority relious leader is a common occurance in Sri Lanka.

    Ajani Tuesday, 25 January 2011 12:04 PM

    Are you real Indian Citizen? I doubt it

    ss Tuesday, 25 January 2011 04:43 AM

    hee hee...Where is the proof!? Srilanka is lying.

    Karuna Amman Tuesday, 25 January 2011 04:58 AM

    We regret that Lord Buddha was not born in Sri Lanka. But we preserve the Great Doctrine that Lord Buddha taught. But I don't think Indians are respecting or preserving Buddhism.. Nor they are bound to do so. Typical Indian thinking. Just like a Maruti car.. :)

    Karthik Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:07 AM

    If you wish these kind of incidents should not occur in future, "stop attacking their fishermen"

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:15 AM

    Those who unleash violence on religious places will reap the results with interest; one clear example is LTTE.

    Commonsense Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:14 AM

    keep in mind..Buddha born in India.This assault is for against an Indian.

    Faqi Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:38 AM

    Are the Police making inquiries? Have the incident been reported. Surly this type of attack on a religious establishment and priests should not happen in a country such as India. After all India gave the world Buddhism. India is a secular country where every religion could exist in peace. There must be more to this than meets the eye. What our government says may be quite correct.

    Indian Citizen Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:47 AM

    Our government is taking this issue very seriously and would have a thought investigation and bring the culprits!I feel this is the work of miscreants who wants to harm the good relationship we have with your country!

    Razor Blade Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:54 AM

    Talaban attacked Bhamiyan Buddha Statues in Khandahar, everybody knows what is happening to them, World is a different place for them now. Wait & See what will bring them tomorrow?

    xlntgson Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:47 AM

    Cowardice! To attack this monastery several times, the state police is to be blamed, the central reserve police force be deployed!

    Game Kolla Tuesday, 25 January 2011 06:15 AM

    What the Helaurumaya has to say about this?

    shan Tuesday, 25 January 2011 06:15 AM

    Can`t we create a committe to probe this?

    Sumana Wednesday, 26 January 2011 06:50 AM

    Ajani: What are you doing here in a Sri Lankan Newspaper? TIme for your Jani!

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 25 January 2011 01:40 PM

    Ok we are ready to invade India !.

    Pure SriLankan Tuesday, 25 January 2011 06:52 AM

    How do you know Taliban Attacked that Bhamiyan Buddha Statues...
    American done it and take media over this issue to blame Muslims.
    Please find the fact with open heart

    ram Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:37 AM

    Though these types of acts very common in Srilanka, but in this case we need to send our valiant forces to defend future attacks, comeon gota cone out ans say something

    Marizelle Tuesday, 25 January 2011 03:03 PM

    when it was blasted only Taleban was in Afghanistan get your facts right!


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