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Magistrate advises Dhammaloka Thera over use of loudspeakers

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Colombo Additional Magistrate Dulani Amarasinghe today advised Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera to act according to the given conditional court order and restrain from amplifying high levels of noises using loudspeakers between 5 am to 6 am in the morning at Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Polhengoda.

The Thera was present today in court after being noticed to appear in court over the personal complaint (lawsuit) filed against him in Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court earlier by four complainants on the allegation of high noise levels sustained by the residents living around the Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple due to the Loudspeakers operated by the temple.

Considering the submission made by the counsel appearing for the complainant that the Thera did not act according to the court order but continued to amplify high noises from the temple, the Magistrate advised the Thera that religious rituals should be practiced considering the inconvenience that could occur to others and without obstructing or harming them.

Subsequently, the court fixed January 24 to file legal and preliminary objections for the respondents over the case. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 03 January 2017 03:29 PM

    Can't understand why this roudy is not send to jail. He should be tought a good lesson.Siri

    HarA kiri Tuesday, 03 January 2017 03:48 PM

    Remove all loudspeakers!!

    Doc Tuesday, 03 January 2017 04:48 PM

    Im a devot buddhist and extremly proud about my heritage. And i would love to wake up to hymn of pirith. But it should not be a nuisance to others. Thats not how we roll. lets not do thisAfter all its said that devils get agitated by pirith, so if you are looking for devils, theres a few in the vicinity of alanmathiniyarama.

    Dayawathie Tuesday, 03 January 2017 05:04 PM

    All religious activities should be conducted in a manner not to inconvenience other people. If possible they should be done indoor with the minimum noise. I know it is hard in Sri Lanka where most religious activities are done in a very noisy way.

    truth Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:27 PM

    Hey,, this is a good verdict, This should applicable to other religious places such as Mosques, where they disturb everyone from morning to night throughout the day.. The Law should be applicable to everyone equally.

    ceylon Tuesday, 03 January 2017 10:27 PM

    who cares bana today.practice then people respect. via DM Android App

    Podda Tuesday, 03 January 2017 11:03 PM

    This should be extended to all playgrounds where every weekend running commentaries about ongoing cricket matches, religious messages by various messiahs and musical shows are conducted with loud speakers emanating sounds to tje calibre of 150 dB which can stop our hearts. Examples are Colts, BRC and Havelocks griunds. Even at wedding halls this is practised and we can not hear the what guest sitting next to us is saying.Schools too di the same early morning.

    citizenBrownie Wednesday, 04 January 2017 01:31 AM

    How about banning lottery ticket and other sellers who use loud speakers and disturb others and even schools?

    Premawathie Wednesday, 04 January 2017 01:40 AM

    Tell the same thing to Muslims who make loud prayers "Several times a day"

    saman Wednesday, 04 January 2017 05:51 AM

    All the religious places need to follow the teachings of their scrips and the good manners taught in them. Not only Buddhist temples all other religious places should stop using loudspeakers as a show to others. Religion is not show others. But to practice. When practicing it should not harm the ears of people, not trouble patients, school children going for various examinations and who do peaceful research. A large numbers of people around temples switch to drinking habits to sleep and tolerate the nuisance. I have experience. If there is a Pirith the empty bottle collector takes a sack full of bottles next morning. Why it is an indicator that people get addicted to heavy alcohol use as a result of nuisance than the benefits. A controlled noise may attract people to observe what ever the religious activity in a temple. Therefore not only this priest all the religions have to follow the ethical use of speakers and bring peace to people what ever the religion it may be.

    Faihaan Wednesday, 04 January 2017 06:37 AM

    Muslim prayer just last for 2 min max 5 times a day ,So call bana go's for hours everyday ,So what should be stopped first

    Peaceful Citizen Wednesday, 04 January 2017 07:56 AM

    Yes when the sound is tranquil and gentle. Not when a recording is played daily

    Daham Tuesday, 03 January 2017 01:29 PM

    This fellow need to be disciplined.


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