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A 16-year-old schoolboy had been allegedly stabbed to death by one of his classmates over a dispute while a group of boys were holding a discussion to organise a ‘Dansela’ for the upcoming Wesak Festival.

The victim was identified as Chalaka Danushka of Panagoda. He was a student of Mahanama College in Colombo studying for the GCE AL Examination and the second child of four in the family.

This incident had occurred on Monday during a discussion at a neighbour’s house about fund-collecting for the Dansela.  However, this meeting had suddenly turned into a dispute and one youth had grabbed a knife in the vicinity and allegedly stabbed the boy on his face.

The victim was first admitted to the Homagama hospital and later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital where he died during treatment at the ICU on Monday. Police had taken a suspect into custody. (Muditha Dayananda)

  Comments - 41

  • Milton Fernando Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:29 PM

    When Buddhist monks behave like thugs and rogues, nothing good will come from the young generation......

    Premalal Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:18 PM

    The only thing cheap today seem to be the price of life.

    Hirt Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:19 PM

    Sad...but what has happened shed light to probable motives of having Dansela...

    Kit udugama Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:33 PM

    Appalled !!! Nothing more to say

    Maru Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:11 PM

    Nowadays Wesak has turned into dinner dances, partys and tamashas and no religious value in it. Chief Buddhist monks must take the responsibility for letting temple chiefs to do these things.

    Ajith L Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:19 PM

    It is because there is no rule of law in this pathetic country with pathetic leaders.How dare we expect its citizen to be law abiding??????

    southpaw Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:20 PM

    This is what happens when you have Fake Monks as Role Models.

    Meril Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:27 PM

    Serious anger management issue.

    Hirt Tuesday, 07 May 2013 04:14 PM

    Well, there is some more, haven't reach yet the level as Somaliya and Ethiyopia...but at this rate, we can reach there soon...

    naushad Tuesday, 07 May 2013 06:50 PM

    proud to be a mahanamian

    Shace-UK Tuesday, 07 May 2013 06:55 PM

    You & Me for electing this Government!!!!

    MayIwin Silva Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:59 AM

    Before Wesak dansala he wanted to put up a thoran dansala for his friend.

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:55 PM

    16 year boy killed in so called "Darmadweepaya.. After all , while organising a "dansela to be given during vesak. This is the real "Ass Charya".

    xlntgson Wednesday, 08 May 2013 01:28 AM

    Pre emptive! Kill before getting killed? Bring corporal punishment to avoid killing, which one is more violent, fake pacifists?

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 08 May 2013 02:28 AM

    Buffalo again convincing us he's suffering from 'mad-cow' syndrome.

    HS Wednesday, 08 May 2013 02:41 AM

    IN impartial inquiry must be ordered. A special commisiion to watch the inquiry. Another to bring out the needed story,
    Arrest any one who shows the culprit

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:36 AM

    religious leaders can preach about non violence rather than spreading hate among youngsters. anyone agree ?

    sen Wednesday, 08 May 2013 07:11 AM


    Udaya Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:16 AM

    Oh this is the "Only Budhist country" ................. Now can organise 7 th day dansal for his firend.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:34 AM

    sen modaya.

    van der vert Friday, 10 May 2013 02:38 AM

    No laws, corrupt Police, corrupt justice system, Dharmista society preaches only but cannot practice. Better follow Middle - east system, the best in the world

    Yehiya Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:45 AM

    Airport, habour never bring the peace in mind.45-50 children in classroom. Among the children too much stress. When they traveling to school it shows.

    nalaka Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:10 AM

    this proves that their are no true buddhist but boru show karayas in this country labled buddhist

    janak Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:12 AM


    Aishcharya Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:19 AM

    Youth of the Nation!

    Mushtaq Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:22 AM

    Humans are becoming more violent by the day now ! Worst than any wild animals who attack their own kind !! disgrace .

    S.A.K. Makok Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:24 AM

    The country's leaders have set a very good example...Kill to be in control !!!

    Joe Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:27 AM

    Seriously!!!! What is our nation Coming To!!!!! I guess No one ever heard of a term "Agree to Disagree"!!! Lack of Discipline!!!! imagine these kind of ego maniacs coming to society!!! Our education system needs to be Updated ASAP cos it does not have adequate Social teaching such as Tolerance, Patience, Self Control etc..

    Sagarika Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:34 AM


    nikira Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:42 AM

    srilanka the miracle island

    public Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:44 AM

    awesome lanka....... in another 3 to 5 years it will be one-shot one.... what knife............

    Nodrog Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:04 AM

    Killed while discussing about a religious event? How low have we sunk as a nation? Is this rock-bottom or can we sink even lower?

    Fair Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:51 AM

    Oh! What a pity.
    Where is our country heading to?
    We are divided ever before online of race & religion!
    No social ethics?
    Leaders in the society only greedy of money?
    Democracy turned into Autocracy!
    Education into a commercial venture?
    Sports only to make money?
    etc... etc... the list goes on

    kautilya Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:55 AM

    This is the country where players are assaulting the referees.

    Mervin Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:55 AM

    Suspect could simply escape if he said this mantra "Mata mathaka nehe"

    roshan Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:56 AM

    Now a days everyone want to be a leader there are no followers. Even religious leaders don't know what tolerance is so how can we can expect students to behave in a good manner. The BBS and other religious groups should start thinking on this line and should try to inculcate good qualities first among them and then to others.....

    thusith Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:03 AM

    There is no point to count how many Buddhists are in the country. All Buddhists should be developed by the Philosophy of Buddhism and apply them practically for their life.

    Fayad Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:15 AM

    This what happens when elders preach radical thoughts

    Just4Justice Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:24 AM

    Before getting these boys to organise Dansela, teach them good manners and ethics ! which is the principle of all religions.

    Buffaloa Citizen Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:31 AM

    Sinhalese Buddhism is all about (a) plant a Buddha statue anywhere(b) have a loud speaker belting out Pirith any time (c) have enough lights around the place like Christmas (d) forget about the real practice and discipline of what the great Lord Buddha preached, but instead show your Sinhalese Buddhism like a patriot and don't forget to hit, maim and kill anyone

    Justice Seeker Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:32 AM

    Best Dansela Ever

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