Probe into attack on statues

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The government is to launch s special investigation into the attack on several statues in the Batticaloa, including the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the External Affairs Ministry said today.

"The Inspector General of Police has been instructed to carry out an immediate and thorough investigation into these incidents to identify motives and culprits behind these acts of vandalism," the Ministry said in a statement.

Statues of Mahatma Gandhi and the founder of the scout movement Robert Baden-Powell, Swamy Vipulananthar and the statue of Palavarmani Periyathambipillai, which stood in the center of Batticaloa town, have been found decapitated by some unknown group on Friday morning.

The heads of the statues have been completely mutilated by the gang.

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  • aran Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:54 PM

    in your dreams Kapila.

    raj Saturday, 07 April 2012 11:37 PM

    most people know who damanged status. It the same people who is behind Lasantha Wikramasinghe's Killings.

    C.K. Lankaputhra Sunday, 08 April 2012 12:26 AM

    With instruction from the External Affairs Ministry, the IG police will soon apprehend the culprits and the same ministry will then further instruct the IG Police as to what should be done.

    perera Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:35 PM

    there are more inportant and pressing issues than stupid blocks of cement and sand.

    Kolomba Kaka Sunday, 08 April 2012 01:09 AM

    It won't be difficult to find the culprits, but no arrests can be made if ruling politicians are behind the crime!

    cxcb Sunday, 08 April 2012 01:37 AM

    too late for any action. Just get the the damn statues back on, and give some respect. Inform the local authorities not to down play due to political influences. Politician should only use policies to implement procedures and not thugs or physical forces like these. crazy

    Fazli Sunday, 08 April 2012 01:56 AM

    Yes good to know. Do a thorough but swift investigation into the incident as this would have
    hurt a lot of people across the globe.

    Bigfoot Sunday, 08 April 2012 02:31 AM

    Another probe and the result is "wind".

    Yohan Perera Sunday, 08 April 2012 02:42 AM

    I know that people are feeling very uneasy given the economic situation in the country. But how can vandalizing help blow the steam...

    subbiah Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:18 AM

    Immediate inquiry. How long will it continue? Please do not waste time and money.

    wicks Sunday, 08 April 2012 04:59 AM

    Where is Mervin

    Dalu Banda Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:36 AM

    This is 3rd grade vandalism in a guarded city. The architects are 3rd grade people.

    Soma Sundaram Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:35 AM

    serious issue ......need to be investigated, in early 80's some bad elements set fire to the asaias famous Jaffna libary

    bah Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:38 AM

    This probe also should not end up like the probe of the Crease Devil

    Sammy Sunday, 08 April 2012 06:07 AM

    Nip it in the bud. Let this not turn into a Taliban state.

    AMG Sunday, 08 April 2012 06:47 AM

    Another episode of thievery cooperation!

    I R FASSEY Sunday, 08 April 2012 07:24 AM

    Any plans of replacing the heads with present HEROES?????

    A Concerned Citizen Sunday, 08 April 2012 07:30 AM

    More probes give more jobs and reduce unemployment.

    Puswedilla Sunday, 08 April 2012 07:31 AM

    This must be al qaeda job

    Akinahd Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:02 AM

    Why the External Affairs Ministry is taking action ? As far as i know Batticaloa is still part of Sri Lanka.

    RAJU Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:20 AM

    SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SRILANKA? PEOPLE CAN MOVE AND SPEAK FREELY HA HA HA!!! WHAT A COUNTRY.

    Bandara Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:16 AM

    If you are so shocked at vandalising a statue of an Indian leader located in Sri Lanka, how should Sri Lanka be shocked at your betrayal of Sri Lanka in Geneva? Indian government was clearly involved in that one.

    Leslie Sunday, 08 April 2012 09:00 AM

    willful prevention of law and order in the country is going to before long make it dangerous for ordinary citizens.

    Noor Sunday, 08 April 2012 09:13 AM

    Hahhha Why Mervin also should be questioned in this regard which happend in Betti??? hallo talk about Mervin if any thing happend in Kaleni area, because, only where Mervin can do Chandi.

    kapila Sunday, 08 April 2012 09:41 AM

    wicks, why are you like to talk about idiots

    kapila Sunday, 08 April 2012 09:55 AM

    yes, but no more such issues as now we know what those kind people are up to. As long as tamil politicians and tamil people who support tamil terrorists not taking advantage this will be a normal issue which government should do the investigation and find out what was happened really and who are the responsible people.

    xlntgson Monday, 09 April 2012 04:18 AM

    # bandara, will blasphemy reverse the vote at UNHRC or invite more such retaliation? Ahimsa is relevant here too.

    ravi Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:32 AM

    We have to take this issue to international and lets them handle it if we involved then we will branded as LTTE.beater to be on safe side.


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