Police 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.

Nugegoda 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.

A 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 government MPs.

JHU 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 by hatred.

Nalaka 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.

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