Uduwe Dhammaloka granted bail for illegal possession of elephant

Uduwe_EleThe venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka thero, who was arrested this week for the illegal possession of an elephant calf, was released on bail today.

The Attorney General (AG) had earlier given the clearance to arrest the monk. The monk was arrested on Wednesday.

The CID has been conducting the investigations on the monk and the case had been called several times and the files were sent to the AG.

However with the former AG retiring, there was a delay in obtaining clearance to arrest the monk till the new AG took office.(Colombo Gazette)