7 university students arrested for taking photos on Kiralagala stupa
Posted on January 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

Seven students from South Eastern University have been arrested for posting photographs of themselves standing on the ruins if ancient Kiralagala stupa, the Police Spokesperson stated.

A group of youths had recently taken photographs of themselves while standing on the ruins of Kiralagala stupa in Horowpathana and posted them on social media.

The Buddhist Information Centre had, yesterday (22), lodged a complaint at the Police Headquarters seeking an investigation into the incident and penalization of the youths responsible for behaving in this manner at an archaeological site.

Speaking to Ada Derana, the Director General of Archaeology P. B. Mandawala stated that the subject minister has given instructions to strictly enforce the law on the suspects.

The Kiralagala stupa, located in Horowpathana on the Anuradhapura-Trincomalee road, is said to have been built during 4th or 5th century AD.

In an inscription by King Bhatikabhaya Tissa, this stupa is referred to as ‘Dapathakara Vehera’.

3 Responses to “7 university students arrested for taking photos on Kiralagala stupa”

  1. Nimal Says:

    We should not allow the Sharia type practice in the island where one is forbidden to freely take photos.

  2. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    As soon as I saw this, I guessed these must be Sri Lanka Multiplying Community mussies. Then I realised there
    were some Sinhala dhrohiyas as well. Today Sri Lanka is ruled by the traitor anti Sinhalese, anti Buddhist, anti
    Sri Lanka minority worshiping (for their votes) UNPatriotic_rats and things like these doesn’t surprise patriotic
    Sinhalese. These Sinhala dhrohiyas must be some UNPatriotic_rats or Jaathidhrohee vemins’ party aka JVP
    supporters no doubt. Thanks to these thieving, lying, Mother Lanka dismembering, minority worshiping,
    murderous UNPatriotic_rats Sinhalese race, Sri Lanka and Buddhism are doomed and on the deathbed.

  3. Ratanapala Says:

    Buddhist monks are behind bars for lesser crimes. Ven Galagodaatthe Gnanasara Thero has been imprisoned for 6 years with hard labor for contempt of Court. Let us see how the Courts of Sri Lanka address this the above issue and continue to give the foremost place to Buddhism as per the still existing Constitution of Sri Lanka.

    What these extremist Muslims did was a desecration of a Buddhist sacred site. There is an increased incidence of this type of willful provocation happening all over Sri Lanka. We might ask what would be the situation if the situation was reversed. We have seen how elsewhere in the world the Muslims reacted to cartoons of Mohammed and similar acts of Islam vilification.

    Giving the Foremost Place to Buddhism comes with Constitutional authority in Sri Lanka and should be taken at a higher level than mere contempt of court and obstruction of court proceedings.

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