Buddhist Vihara of JHU parliamentarian attacked in South

[TamilNet, Thursday, 20 November 2014, 14:24 GMT]
A group of unidentified men attacked Buddhist Vihare of JHU parliamentarian Venerable Athula Ratana Thursday morning, news sources in Colombo said. The Vihare is located along Gothami Road in Borella. The attack comes a few days after the extreme Buddhist monks party JHU withdrew its support to the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance. The extremist JHU is making alliance with the opposition against SL president Rajapaksa seeking re-election for presidency for third time.

The JHU demands that executive presidential systems should be removed before holding the presidential election.

Members of unidentified gang had surrounded the Vihara and started pelting stones on the Vihara.

On receipt of information a SL Police party rushed to the site.

Pandemonium reigned in the area following the episode.


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