A group of monks said they had stormed a hotel in Beruwala late last night (Monday) where a party was underway in a bar under the name ‘Buddha bar’ lounge.
The ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ monks went in vans to the hotel after receiving a tip that the party was being conducted using the name ‘Buddha bar’.
However when the monks reached the hotel the management of the hotel rejected the claims.
The party had been attended by several guests of the hotel as well as outsiders who had received invites.
A heated argument ensued between the hotel management and the monks after the monks demanded that the bar be shut down.
The Venerable Galagodatthe Gnanasara Thera, who led the ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ monks to the hotel, said they will not allow any bar to operate in Sri Lanka using the name of the Lord Buddha. (Colombo Gazette)