A tense situation has developed in Chilaw as a group of protesting monks were blocked by the police from reaching the Munneswaram Kali Amman Hindu Temple where the animal slaughter ritual is expected to take place today.
The riot police have been deployed in the area and the police have prevented the group of monks from reaching the Temple. The monks, angered over the police blockade are currently seated on the road, refusing to move from the area till the ritual is stopped.
Around 300 goats and a large number of foul are to be slaughtered at the event today. (Daily Mirror online)
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