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Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 19:07
Monk at Madunagala Forest Monastery dies after self-immolation
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A Buddhist monk at Madunagala forest monastery in Ambalanthota died after self-immolation.

Ambalanthota Police stated that the incident was reported to them at 12.45 this afternoon.

The initial investigations have revealed that the monk has self-immolated in the forest near the monastery.

The 69 year old monk, Kolonnawe Saralankara Thera has arrived at Madunagala forest monastery 2 weeks ago.

Police media spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the monk has previously stayed at a meditation centre in Millawa, Thalagala.

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