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Tense situation at Kataragama Devalaya

22 August 2017 12:19 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A tense situation prevailed in the early hours today at the Kataragama Devalaya premises, when Basnayake Nilame D.P. Kumarage and his son had reportedly taken away the keys of the devalaya, when the Chief Kapurala was preparing to begin the daily Pooja.

The daily Poojas begin with the 4.00 a.m. offering except on Saturdays at the devalaya and a large number of devotees had arrived at the premises to take part in the today’s offering.

A son of the Chief Kapurala, who is also another Kapurala of the devalaya, had gone to the house of the Basnayake Nilame with a group of angered devotees.

Residents and the devotees had broken down the gate of the house and snatched the keys from the Basnayake Nilame forcibly.

The offering was later held at 6.30 a.m.

The Police had to intervene and prevent a clash when the key was returned to the Basnayake Nilame as he was being assaulted by devotees and residents. (M.K.Nandasena)


  Comments - 9

  • siripala Tuesday, 22 August 2017 02:47 PM

    Aiyo...what happened to God in the devale ??hope he is safe !

    siripala De Silva Tuesday, 22 August 2017 02:50 PM

    Aiyo...what happended to God in the Devale ?? Hope he is safe !

    ceylon Tuesday, 22 August 2017 03:10 PM

    dont worrygod will take care of the culprits. via DM Android App

    Kaboos Tuesday, 22 August 2017 03:23 PM

    Will the Kataragama God punish them?

    ANTON Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:52 PM


    KEY Tuesday, 22 August 2017 03:56 PM

    "Prayer is the KEY to heaven - AND FAITH unlocks the door" - source unknown

    ravin Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:22 PM

    Thaggery should not be allowed in any where.

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:43 PM

    If they can run away with "senkolaya" in parliament, why cant we who are in charge of "devalaya" protest in this manner. still a better way of protesting

    Rasheed Tuesday, 22 August 2017 05:08 PM

    Minister of Justice have started his work.

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