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A Buddhist monk today warned of self immolation unless UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon withdrew his advisory panel report that has called for an investigation in to alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

Reverend Aththadassi, the chief of the Bodirukkaramaya in the southern town of Matara, made the statement following a street protest this morning.

"Over 5000 people participated in the protest demonstration against the UN report. Some of them signed the public petition in blood including Reverend Aththadassi. He said he would set himself on fire if Moon took no action to withdraw the report," said Aruna Gunarathna, a ruling party politician in Matara.

The Matara public had joined the public petition signing against the three member UN panel report which called

for the setting up of a war crimes investigation inquiry into the last stages of the military conflict with the LTTE, which ended two years ago.  (Agencies )
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  • Firaz Anver Sunday, 01 May 2011 08:41 AM

    Committing suicide is an offence. Why can't the Police arrest him. There is enough proof that he is going to commit the crime. If it was a pregnant lady who tries to commit suicide, the police will immediately arrest and the following morning it will be in the newspapers as if they have achieved something great.

    kamal Sunday, 01 May 2011 08:56 AM

    Which Buddha is this so called monk following? or is it another publicity stunt to gain cheap fame? In whatever situation this is a criminal offence in Sri Lanka and he should be arrested immediately.

    KABAB Sunday, 01 May 2011 09:17 AM

    Should have arrested WW in the first instance.

    Hiraz Sunday, 01 May 2011 09:38 AM

    What is benefit for hamaduruwani will get from this suiide when the country is in impassible situation??

    xlntgson Sunday, 01 May 2011 09:57 AM

    He threatens, he didn't do that; if he does so, I'll say the same thing, what I told when someone in Tamilnadu did that!

    Godayek Sunday, 01 May 2011 11:16 AM

    Tamil nadu stunts in Matara..hmmm..neighborhood syndrome..

    mad patriot Sunday, 01 May 2011 12:22 PM

    And you forgot Osma bin laden my friend

    CEEDEEBEE Sunday, 01 May 2011 03:46 AM

    DOES THIS MONK INTEND TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF OR SOME POOR ANIMAL IN THIS MEDIEVAL ACT WHICH WILL NOT CHANGE A SINGLE THING? EITHER WAY IT IS A WASTE OF A LIFE FOR NOTHING

    nandana Sunday, 01 May 2011 03:55 AM

    Has he read the Report????

    Roger Sunday, 01 May 2011 04:14 AM

    With the petrol price so high, can he use cowdung for his attempt? Another weerawansa is born

    Aiyo Happy Sunday, 01 May 2011 12:38 PM

    To the Monk...In advance..Nivan Sepa Labaywah!!

    Paul Sunday, 01 May 2011 04:34 AM

    Hamuduruwo gini thiyagannathuru indala reports dala wedak nehe.Eka nawathwanna one.Really shocking news.Maybe genuine patriotism,but stupid.Please don't do that.

    amused Sunday, 01 May 2011 01:21 PM

    This is a cheap publicity stunt!!! That too from a person who is "supposed to have" renounced the world!!!

    Powerless Sunday, 01 May 2011 05:03 AM

    Why do you have to kill yourself when India, Russia, China are there to protect Lanka from any problem?

    Nicky Karunarathna Sunday, 01 May 2011 05:01 AM

    Who can resist the vilification and defamtion done to the motherland and its people by most brutal, ruthless, blood thirsty, barbaric LTTE and its cohorts, so-called panalist and UNSG. By this report every man, women and child been brutalize and humiliated in no uncertain terms. If this is the civlized world we are living?

    Bobby Sunday, 01 May 2011 01:46 PM

    No animal sacrifices in Buddhism.

    raj.kgr@gmail.com Sunday, 01 May 2011 01:54 PM

    we don't have water daily in our pipe ........can some one go on hunger strike (preferable a monk)

    Jet Lindsay Sunday, 01 May 2011 05:26 AM

    Dear Nicky Karunarathna what do you really mean. I suppose going to UC Berkeley doesn’t mean that you have studied your motherland history too well. It is disappointing to see that your comments don’t have a substance.

    Man B Sunday, 01 May 2011 05:31 AM

    this is his country he can die, we don't care about it.

    Athula Monday, 02 May 2011 07:51 AM

    Wairayen Wairaya Nosansinde Awaireyen Wairaya Sansinde
    - Dhamma Pada

    citizen1 Sunday, 01 May 2011 03:28 PM

    only human?


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