Stolen shrine found

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 October 1998, 21:56 GMT]
A shrine ('Pillaiyar' statue) that was reported stolen from Munneswarar temple in Chilaw last year was recovered by the police yesterday. A budhist monk who is suspected to be involved in this has been arrested by the police.

The police found the statue and other stolen goods on information received by the chief priest of the Munneswarar temple, Prama Sathanantha Karthikeyan, who had received an annonymus letter yesterday morning.

The police conducted a raid at Jeyapima in Chilaw yesterday.

 

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