SL Police evades filing case against extremist monk in Neeraaviyadi

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 16:18 GMT]
Ven Kolamba Medhalankara Thero, the Sinhala Buddhist extremist monk, who had encroached into the premises of Pi'l'laiyaar temple at Neeraaviyadi in Mullaith-theevu, was directly involved, along with a group of people, in removing the Saivaist Nandhi flags on 16th July. The Nandhi flags were flown in parity with the Buddhist flags at the locality since 6th July. The controversial monk and his supporters had selectively removed the Nandhi flags leaving behind the Buddhist flags. They have also stolen the robes. The trustee board of the temple went to file a complaint with the SL Police on 17th July, the following day. However, the police was refusing to entertain their complaint. Now, the police has informed the trustees through politicians that the monk was ‘mentally disturbed’ and admitted to a hospital in Colombo to avoid cases against him.

Kolamba Medhalankara Thero
Kolamba Medhalankara Thero is the ‘chief incumbent’ of the so-called Gurukanda Purana Rajamaha Vihara at Neeraaviyadi in Naayaa'ru. He has been staying with the SL military for the past 8 years. SL Police is also providing security to him at the locality [File Photo]
The SL Police was trying to protect the monk from possible detention in the future with this explanation, says 60-year-old Sinnathamby Rasa, who is one of the members of the board of trustees of the Pi'l'laiyaar temple.

The SL Police is fully guarding the temple site. SL Army has its base just opposite the temple. The Nandhi flags could not have been removed without their knowledge, Mr Rasa said.

The act of the monk and those backing the agenda represented by him is a violation of the instructions given by the Magistrate Court of Mullaiththeevu as well as the interim order of Vavuniyaa High Court. The conduct constitutes contempt of court, he said.

Kolamba Medhalankara Thero has been claiming himself as the chief incumbent of the so-called Gurukanda Purana Rajamaha Vihara at Naayaa'ru in Mullaith-theevu.

The monk is groomed by the occupying Sinhala Army, particularly by 19 Gemunu Watch (GW), which belongs to the 593rd Brigade of the 59th Division of the occupying Sinhala Army.

Neeraaviyadi
Neeraaviyadi
Neeraaviyadi
Neeraaviyadi


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The heritage artefacts located at the opposite side of Neeraaviyadi temple are believed to be from the ancient times of Tamil Buddhism.

The extremist Sinhala Buddhist monks, SL Archaeology Department and the occupying military along with other agencies of the unitary state of genocidal Sri Lanka are trying to transform the site into a Sinhala Theravada Buddhist site with the intention of Sinhalicising the coastal stretch and attaching it to the nearby colony of Weli-oya.

Sinhalicisation and Theravada Buddhicisation targets Kokku'laay
Sinhalicisation and Theravada Buddhicisation targets Kokku'laay and the border between the North and East. The intention is to wedge the territorial contiguity of the homeland of Eezham Tamils [Satellite image courtesy: Google Earth, Legend by TamilNet]
Neeraaviyadi expansion


A poster illustrating the ‘plan of Gurukanda Ancient Temple’ put-up at the vicinity claims that there was an ancient Buddhist temple, which was founded at the locality in the Buddhist Era (Sri Buddha Varsha) of 244.

The ‘plan’ lists 23 installations, from the name board to ‘unexcavated’ stupas, which are to be constructed further.


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