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Monday, 23 November 2015 - 9:27
Update: Four Young Missing novice monks Found
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The four novice monks who had lost their way while inside the Maduru Oya Forest were found this morning by the Police and the Army during a search operation launched by them.

The four monks attached to the Danajaya Raja Maha Viharaya in Kandegama had lost their way after entering the forest located behind the temple on Sunday. When they had not returned, the temple’s chief prelate had lodged a police complaint that the four monks had gone missing. 


Update: Monday, 23 November 2015 - 08:49
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Four young Monks missing: Search Operation In progress to Locate

A joint search operation was in progress by the police, army and the Special Task Force (STF) yesterday (22) evening when after four Samanera monks aged 11 to 13 years from a temple in Aralaganwila did not return after hiking into the jungle.

They have apparently left for the jungle from Danajaya Rajamaha Viharaya close to mid-day. It is assumed that they entered the dense forest in an attempt to trek towards a prominent rock in the distance.

The search was in progress and no clue leading to the missing monks and Polonnaruwa Police are conducting further investigations.

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