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A Buddhist monk  of a temple in Egoda Uyana, Moratuwa, was stabbed to death last night over a land dispute, police said.

Following the incident the villagers have set fire to the alleged attackers' houses, which were built illegally within the temple premises.

Meanwhile, the two main suspects, who had fled the area after committing the crime, were found shot dead in the Bandaragama area this morning, police said. (Pix by Kusal Chamath)



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  • janaka Monday, 04 February 2013 11:45 AM

    Monks have a great time, They do all illegal activities in the temple when ladies come to worship. Those goods days are gone.

    Richardson Monday, 04 February 2013 08:12 AM

    Your comment is 50% stupid. . if a low life thug builds a house in the temple land , What do you expect the monk to do ??

    Justinian Monday, 04 February 2013 08:54 AM

    Monk stabbed to death,killers shot dead.
    tooth to tooth,for one two paid life.

    Gossip1 Monday, 04 February 2013 09:06 AM

    yeah, but the solution isnt just letting the temple premises to go. Temple premises are not for the benefit of the monk. it is there to spread the word of Buddha. You think people will tolerate if this happened in a church of a mosque. They respect for what they belie in. So people should not steal stuff from temple. so you cant blame the monk. its the wrong doings of the man who did that

    leela Monday, 04 February 2013 09:18 AM

    Why can't preachers & follower understand the basic principles of this great religion?

    Gorakaya Monday, 04 February 2013 09:56 AM

    Thanhaya jayathee soko

    Nodrog Monday, 04 February 2013 10:52 AM

    That means its also 50% intelligent?

    Nodrog Monday, 04 February 2013 10:54 AM

    This is what happens when Monks lose their way and unnecessarily get involved in matters not related to religion.

    Samuel Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    @Kanishka... which land did Muslims steel.... via DM Android App

    Sapumal Bandara Monday, 04 February 2013 11:29 AM

    Where is law & order???

    lee Monday, 04 February 2013 08:06 AM

    BBS!!!!!!!!! 1st look in to the sinhalese who have robbed temple lands....then you look in to others ( if they have done anything like that)

    Shaik Anwar Ahamath Monday, 04 February 2013 12:08 PM

    It is very sad that people seem to take the law into their own hands because as events had shown, the authorities entrusted to safeguard peoples rights do very little for them. If the unfortunate monk was even half like the many monks I have met, he would have offered alternative accommodations to the villager who might have stubbornly refused as most seem under the impression they have a right to property if built on it, no matter to whom it belonged..

    Kumara Monday, 04 February 2013 01:03 PM

    The main question is who killed the suspects?

    janaka Monday, 04 February 2013 03:11 PM

    Khnishka, Why you are accusing the Muslims your own people are the real guys for Land robbing as if you are taking the land to heaven. Please mind your tong.

    Ravi Monday, 04 February 2013 03:22 PM

    Racist moron

    outlook Monday, 04 February 2013 03:36 PM

    that man from kalaniya will do the trick if he is asked to slove this matter

    Saliya Wickremasuriy Monday, 04 February 2013 03:41 PM

    I assume it is the deputy mayor now under arrest, who killed the suspects.

    Leonard Monday, 04 February 2013 06:15 PM

    Arrest the deputy chairman. Indict and thereafter instruct Attorney General to withdraw the case - Kathriarachchi Niyaya.

    Looney Land Tuesday, 05 February 2013 03:05 AM

    law of the jungle from the head of state down.....

    wije dabare Monday, 04 February 2013 05:30 AM

    sad ,sad , sad , This is the time fo Bodu bala sena &other monks to unite & guide the people to demonstrate against this act.

    Angelo Mathews Monday, 04 February 2013 02:49 AM

    What you do is what you get. Monks are not to involve with land disputes.

    ANTON Monday, 04 February 2013 03:11 AM

    HE WILL FIND MORE LANDS IN NIRVANA

    Perumal Monday, 04 February 2013 03:40 AM

    Attachment to land is central to "Sakkaya Dhitti" & creation of "Loka" (world)

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 04 February 2013 03:48 AM

    Where this country is leading to?

    Publik Abilik Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Nahi Verena Verani via DM Android App

    shihan Monday, 04 February 2013 03:52 AM

    A land like no other.

    Rathnaweera Monday, 04 February 2013 03:56 AM

    Pareekshana, nadu vibage saha danduwam kireema yana siyallama ekama piyawaren!

    Chow Chow Monday, 04 February 2013 04:13 AM

    This is sad. Three lives lost and for what purpose? Died for land, property and worldly material possessions.

    Banda Monday, 04 February 2013 05:15 AM

    Lovely..now Monks are getting duty free permits, fighting for land, they are politicians and do what politicians say

    Gorakaya Monday, 04 February 2013 02:34 AM

    Thanhaaya jayathee soko..

    DHA Monday, 04 February 2013 05:46 AM

    Sadly now all teachings are interpreted upside down......

    Maha Rajanani Monday, 04 February 2013 05:56 AM

    SL Society had come to such a low level in this money/material driven world.

    Virus Champika Monday, 04 February 2013 06:29 AM

    Raajapakkalistanaya or Hamudurulanthaya, in English Silly-Lanka.

    meenavan Monday, 04 February 2013 06:56 AM

    One monk stabbed to death.. as revenge two shot death..jungle law 65th independence day miracle.....???

    Hadi Monday, 04 February 2013 07:26 AM

    Thanha shoka

    Aminda Monday, 04 February 2013 07:37 AM

    Justice Served.

    Kanishka Monday, 04 February 2013 07:44 AM

    I am shocked and sad to hear this. I thought only Muslims are stealing Temple lands.

    Ken Jones Monday, 04 February 2013 07:57 AM

    Lord Buddha shunned politics and worldly possessions.

    But looking at the Sri Lankan Buddhist monks clamoring for power and worldly possessions I am getting totally confused.


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