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Youths post semi-nude pix on FB taken on Pidurangala Rock

25 September 2018 01:43 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A group of young men and women, who climbed the Pidurangala Rock belonging to the Pidurangala Raja Maha Viharaya in the historic Sigiriya, had allegedly taken their nude photos and posted them on social media.

These photos that have been taken by them within the sight of Sigiriya causing insult to these religious places have gone viral on the social media. The Sigiriya Rock and Pidurangala are located a few kilometres away from each other. The archaeologists say that the Pidurangala monastery had been built for Arahant monks and offered for their use before the construction of Sigiriya.

In response to this, the chief incumbent of Pidurangala Raja Maha Viharaya, Ven. Daniyagama Ananda Thera said an immediate inquiry should be held for this indecent act bring the culprits to the book because these photos have been posted on Facebook.

He added that it is disgusting how these people who come to see this world famous place had behaved. If they have understood history and the morality, they could not have behaved in such a manner, according to the monk.

When tried to inquire from the archaeological officer of Sigiriya in this regard, an officer of that office said that they might have behaved in that way because there was no archaeological officer in charge of this area. However, he said that he would report to the higher authorities concerned in this regard for necessary action.

A lot of local and foreign tourists visit Sigiriya and the surrounding religious places these days.

This is seen as a trend started on social media. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)

  Comments - 26

  • Unchikun Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:17 PM

    Oh! There not showing any part of the anatomy which I do not have. Why the fuss. We all come like this and go the same way!

    R.Gunasena Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:19 PM

    Ok this is the biggest problem we have now at the moment. Media should not publish these petty things.

    BC Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:22 PM

    This itself shows the sickening mentality of the youth nowadays !

    Anthony Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:27 PM

    Trace them and castrate them in public disgraceful guys.

    Darrel Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:30 PM

    Someone should have pushed them off.

    DPerera Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:33 PM

    No one can stop this kind of things these days. Just ignore it without giving them popularity!

    ANTON Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:39 PM


    Herath Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:44 PM

    Is this what Sri lanka has come to?

    Nilanka Tuesday, 25 September 2018 03:11 PM

    Sri Lanka has bigger problems than this!!!

    Redflame Tuesday, 25 September 2018 04:51 PM

    This is the biggest problem not the devaluation of Sri Lankan ruppee and so called president assasination plot and thousands other issues.

    Dee Tuesday, 25 September 2018 04:57 PM

    Wow. Now this would be the new social media craze. Lovely! We can expect some good stuff flown around. Thanks to the stupid Y generation and the more stupid social media.

    Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 25 September 2018 04:58 PM

    What about the half naked Sirigirya fresco?

    Karmatti Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:00 PM

    What about the women showing their bare chest to the public for centuries in Sigiriya?

    Gemba's Grandfather Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:01 PM

    What fun. I did the same when I was born. Showed off my little thing to the old doc and the middle age nurse. All were very thrilled to see me and even gave me a little waggle.Of course that little thing has grown quite big but I try to keep it hidden and bring it out frequently in private. I think it is better and more fun hiding the bloody thing than showing off to the sky. If you really want to show it please do so so we can see how big it is and have a good laugh.Now this does not apply to women. They are free to do anything they please and we will only look behind dark glasses.As far as the monks just be nice and enjoy the fun. No one is going to nirvane anymore. It is full just like the heaven. Smile please day is still young.

    He..ha Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:32 PM

    I am sure our cops can identify them from their bare buttocks! They are good at it!

    Ekanayake Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:43 PM

    Publish it in the daily paper so the senior man can comment on it.

    Jehan Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:45 PM

    Men sexually assault women on a daily basis on Sri Lankan public transport and there's not a peep from the authorities, but god forbid we flash a giant rock. What a joke

    Mr.Anonymous Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:49 PM

    Oh c'mon people!! You just can't expect today's generation to be an "old school" type.. If y'll can't even tolerate such small stuff like these, the future now is gonna beat hell out of y'll. Is this even a thing to react, compared to other inhumanely stuff going in our country?!

    vijitha Tuesday, 25 September 2018 06:29 PM

    Has this country become an another Afghanistan? What is wrong with people enjoying their freedom. What the heck is semi nude here. Even semi nude or fully nude what is your problem, Mind your own business hypocrites

    Mm Tuesday, 25 September 2018 06:52 PM

    Then what about the paddy farmer who weeds only a thong like triangle hanky to cover his private part while his buttocks is out in the open!! They do harvest paddy in and around paddy fields near temples too!!

    Jesica Tuesday, 25 September 2018 06:58 PM

    The weird mentality of the younger generation! . I hope this doesn't become a trend.

    Orca Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:18 PM

    They just wanted media attention and the media fell for it!

    Lal Silva Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:23 PM

    Hiding the body and taboo of any sexual expression, how come linked religion. It is a modern thing. Not present in time of Buddha or Jesus. May be more connected to Islam - linked to hiding womanhood.

    Rich Rat Tuesday, 25 September 2018 08:04 PM

    I don't think these guys have done anything wrong to offend anybody. There are millions of deplorable things happening in the country and many are silent over it. These young kinds have done nothing wrong. They went to a mountain peak and took pictures. Pundits, please leave them alone.

    Henry Wednesday, 26 September 2018 09:36 AM

    Sigiriya is any way full of semi nude pictures. Why the fuss. This is typical stupid SL mentality. Until white man came this place was half naked anyway. With one women shared by all brothers. Perverts we were why so shy now.

    Joe Monday, 01 October 2018 08:34 AM

    If these men had something nice to show they would be facing the camera. Obviously, the exhibits are too short and too invisible!

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