Chilaw District Judge Jagath Kahandagama rejected today the petition for banning the animal sacrifice at the Sri Bhadrakaali Temple at Munneshwaram in Chilaw.
When the case was taken up for hearing the District Judge said that the court had no jurisdiction to issue an order with regard to the petition concerned.
Thun Hela National Movement General Secretary Venerable Omaarey Kassapa Thero had lodged a complaint at the Chilaw police station requesting the banning of the said animal sacrifice.
Accordingly the police had submitted a 'B' report and requested the District Court for an order.
Earlier on 6th August when the case was taken up for hearing the court had ordered the police to be on the alert about the animal sacrifice activities carried out by the priests at the Sri Bhadrakali Temple.
However speaking to the media Munneshwaram Sri BhadraKaali Temple assiatant Chief Priest Mahendran said that preparation would be made in the near future for carrying out this animal sacrifice.
Meanwhile the ThunHela National Movement and Minister Mervyn Silva had jointly filed a motion at the Chilaw Magistrate Court seeking the stoppage of the said animal sacrifice.
While this sacrifice had been scheduled to be held on August 01st, it was postponed in accordance with the request the President had made for not carrying out the sacrifice during the time of the exposition of the Sacred Kapilavastu relics of Lord Buddha in the island.
However Minister Mervyn Silva expressed his view about this animal sacrifice to our news team as follows.