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Voters influenced in some Buddhist temples: CMEV

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Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) said they have received multiple reports of voters at polling centres in Buddhist temples including the Rambukkana Raja Maha Viharaya in Bandaragama being influenced to vote in particular ways by monks tying Pirith string.

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  • Gamaya Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:18 PM

    Voters influenced in northern temples as well

    Md Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:26 PM

    So y not arrest?

    Shanka Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:30 PM

    Ha ha ha ha

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:30 PM

    This happens when a monkey is given a religion.

    Dee Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:34 PM

    Were lotus buds also being offered?

    hans perlee Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:50 PM

    Does not surprise me at all

    Haramanis Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:11 PM

    So no more pirith strings - gosh!!

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:23 PM

    It would be better to have polling centres in Bars than in temples. Cheers!

    Chandi Bandi Nandi Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:31 PM

    naturally, would expect nothing less from this disgraceful community of hopeless monks. SHAMELESS

    Senarath Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:39 PM

    there are less than 20% of the monks in sri lanka are with the rajapakse rogues.60-70% do not get involved in politics and follow the true path of the Lord Buddha.but those bad apples give a stinky name not only to other monks but also to buddhism as a whole

    Arnold Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:40 PM

    This is called firing all your guns.

    Lessons learnt Saturday, 16 November 2019 05:59 PM

    Election Commissioner - Now that this is happening - please in future DO NOT HAVE POLLING STATIONS IN PLACES OF WORSHIP.


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