to quiz MPs but JHU to trust in Dhamma
Police are to record statements of several MPs who were allegedly
involved in the pandemonium in Parliament and the assault on two
Buddhist monk legislators last Tuesday, Deputy Inspector General
K.P.P. Pathirana said. The DIG said he would be seeking advice from
the Speaker and the Attorney General regarding the investigations
and the framing of any charges.
Police Superintendent P. K. Udayapala said they had recorded statements
from the two JHU monks who were hospitalised after suffering injuries
but they had not named any MPs involved in the assault. He said
the police had obtained a video-cassette from Parliament and were
viewing the incidents.
JHU spokesman said the party would not lodge any formal complaints
with the police regarding the alleged assault on the Ven. Kolonnawe
Sri Sumangala Thera and Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera by some
spokesman Champika Ranawaka going philosophical said they would
leave everything to the Dhamma because they believed in the hallowed
principle that 'Vairayen Vairaya Nosanside' - hatred does not cease
Wijesinghe, the brother of Ven. Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala Thera said
the monk had initially refused to make a statement to the police,
but had subsequently done so.