Attack on preacher's residence: five held
Five persons were arrested by the Wanduramba Police in connection
with the attack on the residence of a preacher alleged to have advocated
a doctrine distorting Buddhist teachings, and establishing and running a
religious cult for a long time. The attack that took place Sunday night
at Bulugahakanda, Urala, Wanduramba in Galle was so intense that the
Police had to use tear gas to disperse the aggressive mob with the
assistance of the Police Special Task force.
A vehicle damaged by the attack
Two Police officers were injured and admitted to the Karapitiya
Teaching Hospital. Five vehicles including two Police jeeps were
damaged. Following a conference organised by the Galu Bodhu Pavura
organisation, with the participation of Buddhists led by members of the
Buddhist clergy, the participants had allegedly attacked the preacher.
The conference had discussed organisations that propagate misreading
The situation has now returned to normal and the residence of the
preacher is provided with Police security.