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A 30-year-old Buddhist monk who jumped into a lake in Diyamailagaswewa, Kahatagasdigiliya has rescued a 70-year-old man when a crocodile attacked and dragged him away while bathing.

Police said the monk, Ven. Pellandeniya Piyananda Thero and the victim were bathing in the lake on Monday morning when the incident was reported.

However, the monk was preparing to return to the temple after bathing when the 70-year old man was attacked and dragged away by a crocodile.

The monk had then jumped into the lake and fought with the crocodile to save the man.

The man who suffered serious injuries to his leg was later admitted to the Anuradhapura Hospital with the assistance of the residents. (Dayaratna Abogama)

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  • Bhp Tuesday, 08 June 2021 03:19 PM

    True nautre of Buddhist monks. Fitting to save others and their heritage

    Anthony Tuesday, 08 June 2021 03:26 PM

    Great these are the things that the government should appreciate and give reward for such a bravery act.

    Jef Tuesday, 08 June 2021 03:36 PM

    Great work wish we have more people like him to save more lives in many ways what a hero...

    Fritsz Tuesday, 08 June 2021 03:48 PM

    That is one very brave monk. Hats off to his bravery and disregard for his own life. May God bless him to attain that which he seeks.

    Joshua Tuesday, 08 June 2021 04:42 PM

    This is what you call selfless act of bravery. He fought to save another person's life.

    Be Fair Tuesday, 08 June 2021 04:46 PM

    Bravo to the Monk, setting an example to others who wrestle in the wrong arena of Politics

    Maqs Tuesday, 08 June 2021 05:09 PM

    Well done Rev monk! Great job.. This is what you call serving the humanity..

    Dinusha Chathurika de Silva Tuesday, 08 June 2021 05:10 PM

    We need more of this caliber rather than seeing people taking selfies of such situations. His bravery truly deserves a medal

    Udhaya Jayampathy Tuesday, 08 June 2021 05:13 PM

    A true disciple of the Lord Buddha

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 08 June 2021 08:00 PM

    Short and sweet - one great guy.

    Seqi Tuesday, 08 June 2021 09:24 PM

    Walking the talk...... World class example.

    Ramasamy Wednesday, 09 June 2021 11:05 AM

    Respect


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