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A Buddhist monk, a native of Holland (56), who was engaged in meditation at the Polgasduwa hermitage in Rathgama has died after falling into the lagoon, Police said.

They said the monk, had come ashore in a boat from the hermitage yesterday afternoon and a few hours later his body was found floating in the lagoon.

The body was recovered and sent to the Karapitiya Hospital for an autopsy, police said.

Several foreign monks are meditating at the hermitage. The Rathgama Police are conducting further investigations. (DG Sugathapala)

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  • LR Wednesday, 09 December 2020 09:11 PM

    Dutch newspapers say he was murdered, his feet and hands were tied and a big stone attached to his neck.

    lion Thursday, 10 December 2020 04:51 AM

    unbelievable.

    King Thursday, 10 December 2020 07:09 AM

    Not just Dutch news. Local news reported the same last night.

    Ghty Wednesday, 09 December 2020 11:36 PM

    Didn't PHIs stress usual FAKE TEST i.e. PCR?

    Hari M Thursday, 10 December 2020 06:42 AM

    Yes the body was recovered with hands, legs tied and stone tied to the head. Funny how different news papers report it.

    Man Thursday, 10 December 2020 08:46 AM

    Justice must be meted out without delay or denied of that honourable monk who had been in an exemplary life.


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