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The Principal of St. Servatius College, Matara who was arrested last Thursday following a complaint lodged by the ‘Bodhu Bala Sena’ organization against alleged attempts of religious conversion of students about two years ago, was released on bail after being produced before the Matara Magistrate.

According to the Police, the complaint had been lodged with the Matara police by a monk involved with the ‘Bodhu Bala Sena’ organization on November 21. The Principal had been arrested following the complaint on November 22. On November 23 he was produced before the Matara Magistrate who released him bail upon two sureties worth Rs. 100,000 each. (LP)  
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  • MWTA Saturday, 24 November 2012 04:09 PM

    so what's the big deal? Converting from Buddhism which is a philosophy to a religion is alright. Any person who follows a philosophy can change is thinking and ideology. It's like transforming or shifting from TQM to Six Sigma which is a better and higher option .

    If monks are properly preaching bana and practicing Dhamma, there's no issue there won't be any conversions.

    Another Sunday, 25 November 2012 12:11 AM

    "Bodu Bala Sena", sounds like a Taliban type extremist organisation.

    kalu Sunday, 25 November 2012 01:11 AM

    Think about the number of monks available for this job. Now people reluctant to become monks due to the difficulties face. Educated people like u should take the responsibility like spreading the message of dharma.

    ANTON Sunday, 25 November 2012 02:29 AM

    well said

    jill Sunday, 25 November 2012 02:50 AM

    It is not against the law for a person to tell about his / her religion to another person. Millions of people around the world opt to change their beliefs during course of their lifetimes: christians become buddhists, buddhists become christians, muslims become christians, chriistians become muslims, hindus become muslims, christians become hindus, etc, etc, etc. It's perfectly alright for a person to leave their birth-religion and follow another one of their choice. Why should a person be arrested because he told others about his religion, even if he had the intention of converting them?

    Yehiya Sunday, 25 November 2012 03:56 AM

    Govt. is backing the communal violance.

    Sammy Sunday, 25 November 2012 05:49 AM

    People convert mainly for material benefits & not so much for spiritual reasons. So It should ensured that material aspirations are not stifled by religion, to prevent conversions.

    sbd Sunday, 25 November 2012 06:00 AM

    death of common sense

    sbd Sunday, 25 November 2012 06:04 AM

    interfearing arm of king anf family every where

    Neutral thinker Sunday, 25 November 2012 07:33 AM

    Religious conversion of school students is unethical.

    Sandy Sunday, 25 November 2012 08:54 AM

    'Go in to all the world, and preach the Good News to every creature'-this is the command of Jesus Christ to His followers.
    If someone is a follower of Jesus,one has to obey this command.

    Sudath Sunday, 25 November 2012 09:15 AM

    Converting School children is unethical!

    roshan Sunday, 25 November 2012 11:31 AM

    Why does people fight so hard to put children to private Catholic schools ? If someone doesn't want their children to be preached about Christianity why bother putting their child to a school starting with St.. or a convent. They can put there children to a normal government school where majority are Sinhala Buddhists.

    commonsense Sunday, 25 November 2012 11:58 AM

    if someone gives a complaint against another-what is the procedure? Just arrest without any investigation into the complaint. Is that so simple in Sri Lanka? Does Police have brains in the first place?


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