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Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 8:26
Sinhala Ravaya gives up fast un to death: 3 monks admitted to hospital.
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The fast-unto-death begun by 3 Sinhala Raavaya monks in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station in protest against cattle slaughter was concluded last night.

The Sinhala Ravaya Monks said that the fast was ended after an additional Presidential Secretary came to the fasting site and gave a written pledge to formulate relevant legal draft documentation for stopping cattle slaughter.

However our corresponded reporting from the site said that at the time of ending the fast the health condition of the three Sinhala Raavaya monks was critical.

Subsequently these monks were admitted to the national hospital.

The walk the Sinhala Raavaya launched from in front of the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa in protest against cattle slaughter on the 9th this month reached Colombo Fort on the 16th.

Subsequently they began a fast-unto-death in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station.

During the fast the police arrested a monk who was charged with attempting  to commit suicide.

However when our news team inquired, a national hospital spokesperson stated that the condition of the monks was not serious.

Prelate of Sinhala Ravaya who was arrested, remanded.

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