Court re-issues notices on Dhammaloka Thera over loudspeaker issue | Daily News

Court re-issues notices on Dhammaloka Thera over loudspeaker issue

Colombo Additional Magistrate Rasika Mallawaarachchi yesterday re-issued notices on Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka of Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Polhengoda to appear in Courts on December 23 over a private plaint filed against him for allegedly using loudspeakers in a manner of causing nuisance.

The Court on December 6 had issued a conditional order preventing Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera from using loudspeakers in a manner of causing nuisance at Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Polhengoda between 5.00 a.m. and 6.00 a.m.

The Court had made this order taking into consideration a private plaint filed by six parties including former Minister Milinda Moragoda and Centre for Environmental Justice alleging that loudspeakers used by Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka at Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Polhengoda was causing an annoyance and disturbance to the residents.

Through this private plaint, the six complainants sought the Court’s jurisdiction to avert noise pollution taking place in the area in terms of the section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The six complainants Gavinda Jayasinghe, Dr. Kalinga Kaluperuma, Diren R. Halok, Milinda Moragoda, Kamalesh Johnpillai and Centre for Environmental Justice informed Court that they were compelled against their will to listen to the amplified sounds which emanate from the loudspeakers at the Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple.

They said the authorities have turned a blind eye to their complaints made on several occasions.

Senior Counsel Ravindranath Dabare appeared for the Centre for Environmental Justice.


 

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looks like this guy cannot get it into his bald head that the speakers are disturbing the people he thinks wearing the robe puts him above the law just because he has a few hundred so called followers he is acting like a gangster

All use of loudspeakers should be banned, except for a special occasion.Not after 10PM even for a such occation.

Surely not....annoying !!!....melodious chanting of the monks amplified to reach the farthest corners of sri lanka...however did they manage before technology

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