Bubulla Vihare Chief Incumbent injured in grenade attack
[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 July 2004, 17:12 GMT]
Venerable Lendigele Sudassi, Chief Incumbent of the Bodhirukkaharamaya
Temple in Bubulla in Hingurakgoda where last Tuesday midnight the
Hingurakgoda Police arrested fourteen suspected Karuna faction Tamil youths
with automatic weapons, was seriously injured in a grenade attack that took
place Thursday around 7.30 p.m., police said.
He was admitted to the Hingurakgoda hospital immediately. However sources
in Hingurakgoda said he is to be transferred to Colombo late Thursday night
as his condition is reported critical, sources said.
Venerable Sudassi is a member of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and
unsuccessfully contested the last general election on the JHU ticket in the
It is to be recalled that on a tip-off a special police team led by
Inspector C.D.Madanayake had rushed to Bubulla on Tuesday midnight arrested
a group of Tamils youths in the Bodhirukkaharamaya Temple. Later Inspector
Madanayake said they recovered three T-56 rifles, one T-84 rifle, three
hand grenades, nine mobile phones and a stock of pharmaceutucals among
other things. It is reported that the Police also seized a car and van in
which the group had arrived to the Vihare, sources said.
However all the fourteen Tamil youths were later allowed by the Polonnaruwa
Additional District Judge Mr.K.Sivapathasuntharan on personal bail.