Thursday, November 10, 2011
Mervin Silva to rescue pitiduwa siridhamma thero
There was a tense situation was reported (Nov. 7) near the temple of Venerable Pituduwe Siri Dhamma Thero in Bellantara owing to the unruly behavior of several Bikkhus and their supporters. Several prominent Monks and their supporters had thronged the Dihiwala Bellantara Siri Sadaham Monastery over the Prelate’s recent peculiar behavior and his challenge to several prominent bikkhus to come for an open debate. Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs, Mervin Silva, upon hearing of the tense situation had also rushed to the scene.
Police protection has been given to the Siri Sandaham Ashram at Bellantota in Boralesgamuwa after this incident.