TNA MP moves motion in Parliament on Mullaitivu incident

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Shanthi Sriskantharajah today moved a private members’ motion in Parliament on the recent incident in Mullaitivu.

A tense situation arose in Mullaitivu recently when attempts were made to cremate Colomba Medhalankarakitti Thero, who resided in the Mullaitivu Gurukanda Purana Rajamaha Viharaya on land claimed to belong to the Neeraviyadi Pillaiyar Kovil.

Locals and the Kovil Trustees protested over this move, with the matter being taken to the Mullaitivu Magistrates Court and a court order being issued preventing the cremation on the said land.

Shanthi Sriskantharajah said the court order was disregarded by the Police and a group of monks led by the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who cremated the remains of the monk on the Hindu temple land.

The Government said that it will respond to the motion over the next few weeks. (Colombo Gazette)

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