Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sri Lankan lawyer brutally assaulted by Buddhist monks for appearing for suspects of a killing of two monks

A Sri Lankan lawyer has complained to Mirihana police that he was manhandled by a group of persons including Buddhist monks.

The lawyer, Sumith Silva, appeared for the suspects of a double murder in which two Buddhist monks were killed by two thieves in a temple in Kotte. He faced the inhuman attack on March 23 right in front of the Gangodawila magistrate court.

The suspects were remanded by the magistrate until April 05.

The group led by Buddhist monks poured a spittoon filled with saliva over the head of the lawyer and beat him, the lawyer complained to police.

According to sources, the mob has included some white clad lay women also who claim to be the ardent devotees of Buddhism, which is originally a strictly non-violent faith.

The mob also robbed the  mobile phone of the lawyer, the victim complained.

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4 comments: on "Sri Lankan lawyer brutally assaulted by Buddhist monks for appearing for suspects of a killing of two monks"

Sam said...

Serves the lawyer right for supporting murderers. We need the death penalty in Sri Lanka.

Anonymous said...

What a proud display of true Buddhism in practice!

Anonymous said...

idiot, every criminal needs a lawyer in court.

Litseeker said...

If you are a Buddhist you should behave in the same way Lord Buddha behaved when Devadaththa tried to kill him. If you do not follow Lord Buddha's path can you call yourself a Buddhist?

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