Se­cu­rity forces face ob­sta­cles in search­ing Mosques

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY AJITHLAL SHANTHAUDA­YA AND JAYANTHA NANAYAKKAR­A

Ven. Omalpe So­bitha Thera who is a for­mer MP of the Jathika Hela Uru­maya (JHU) said there seemed to be el­e­ments of ter­ror­ism, plac­ing ob­sta­cles on the way of the se­cu­rity forces in car­ry­ing out search op­er­a­tions at Mosques.

At the event held on Satur­day in Em­bilip­i­tiya A.D. Ra­japaksa Com­mem­o­ra­tive Cen­tre to launch two Dhamma books of the Chief In­cum­bent of Matara Udaa­parekke Sri Ji­naratha­narama Temple Ven. Pus­selle Rathana­jothi Thera, he ex­pressed his views in this man­ner.

“In the in­ci­dents of 1971 and 1989 se­cu­rity forces en­tered tem­ples and car­ried out search op­er­a­tions.

Monks were dragged out of the beds while they were asleep with­out any re­spect for the monks and even searched Bud­dha stat­ues, mov­ing them from the places where they were. Even amidst these we didn’t ob­ject to their du­ties,” he said.

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