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AG indicts Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera under PPA

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The Attorney General has indicted the Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera in the Colombo High Court on charges of having retained an elephant calf aged two and half years old at the Alan Mathiniyaramaya without a valid license.

On an earlier occasion the CID detectives informed the Magistrate that they were expecting the Attorney General’s advice on this offence because it came under the public property and the Fauna and Flora Acts.

Wildlife Conservation officers took the elephant calf into their custody after discovering it at the temple in January last year.

The monk was arrested and subsequently released on bail. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • dhevind Thursday, 12 May 2016 09:04 AM

    Very Good .He must be punished by Mahanayake's and as well as by LAW.

    malij Thursday, 12 May 2016 08:44 PM

    In most cases, they kill the mother elephant to get the calf.

    Bala Wednesday, 11 May 2016 03:11 PM

    Sure he has to be prosecuted - but what about all the others who had baby elephants illegally - law must be applied equally.

    Jimmy Wednesday, 11 May 2016 03:24 PM

    Is there nothing better to do. As if Sri Lanka does everything as per the law. A minister digs up the walking track in Wattala, admits to it and then nothing happens. Hence the easiest and cheapest thing would have been to take the elephant and warn the priest.

    Ryan Wednesday, 11 May 2016 03:46 PM

    good punishment

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 11 May 2016 04:17 PM

    Watch out, a deal will be done and he will go scot free, Our judiciary, police and law system is corrupt and susceptible to external pressure.

    indira Wednesday, 11 May 2016 04:35 PM

    අපි ඉතින් කොහොමද හිත හදාගෙන බන පදයක්වත් අහන්නෙ ආපහු මුන්දගෙන්

    NARAYANA Wednesday, 11 May 2016 05:27 PM

    Ehy not law apply to Glaboda ? This is creasy island, law work different ways under yahapala bunch

    BUSHEL Wednesday, 11 May 2016 05:45 PM

    Yes warn him. It is corrective action in terns of yaha palanaya


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