“Bodu Bala Sena” an organization of Buddhist monks and laymen today came to the Department of Archeology to urge the authorities to protect the archeological sites in the Eastern Province.
National Heritage Minister Mahinda Balasuriya and Archeology Department Director General Senerath Dissanayake assured the Buddhist monks they would do everything possible to secure the sites by January next year. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
The validity of their claim must be assessed first on the ground of integrity prior to take any action.
Chuty, Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:04 PM
Hidden agenda is to target the minorities and cause cayuse .
Kanishka Friday, 30 November 2012 08:34 AM
Richardson, only Muslims destroy and take valuable stuff ??? I think our people destroy more than any others
GP Thursday, 29 November 2012 01:13 PM
First you all stop digging your own stupas and viharas for clay pots
Gunapala Friday, 30 November 2012 05:10 PM
These hefty monks in the 1st & 2nd pictures, are your certain they only have one meal a day? They look too well fed for being monks.
suba Friday, 30 November 2012 09:41 AM
Bodu bala sena is our strength. we are with them...
suba Friday, 30 November 2012 09:42 AM
Jaya wewa Bodubala sena!
richardson Thursday, 29 November 2012 02:12 PM
Do not worry > Its already been given to the Muslims
They can destroy our old temples as they wish,
nadhan Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:43 AM
hei naiye..why you drag the tamils to this issue. tamils are not talibans to destroy buddhist statues.
Naim Thursday, 29 November 2012 04:04 PM
Mr.richardson, why you drag muslims here. Please write some sensible comments and know the truth before. In this incident it is tamils who have distroyed this stupa. Also all over sri lanka this is happening and who are behind this?
Labby Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:02 AM
Why are they so arrogant ?
shanthi Thursday, 29 November 2012 04:42 PM
Hardball Friday, 30 November 2012 06:09 AM
Off to Anuradhapura tomorrow before the Dagabas and the ruins disappear to make the town beautiful.
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