|Injunction against monk
By Sunil Weerasuriya
Additional District Judge Mt Lavinia Fransz
Gunewardene extended an injunction order against
Ven. Pitaduwe Siridhamma Thera until August 6.
A group of persons living at Bellanthara Lane,
Dehiwala Rohini Pushpalatha, Rukmal Mahinda
Fernando, Visaka Fernando, Rukman Dias, Anoma Mary
Dias, Saman Hemantha, Liyanage Gunadasa, Lal
Chandrasiri Ameratunga and Loren Ameratunga obtained
the restraining order against the monk.
Neighbours have complained that the Thera who
conducts an Ashram by the name ‘Siri Sadham Asapuwa’
at Bellanthara Lane are causing inconvenience to
them by his deeds such as placing flag poles on the
street and using loudspeakers. Therefore, the
residents have requested the District Court to
restrict his conduct.
The plaintiffs have petitioned the Court to restrict
the conduct of the Thera and his followers, who keep
troubling them until the case is taken up for
hearing. Accordingly, the Court on July 12 issued an
interim injunction against the accused Thera and his
followers and extended it until August 6 when it was
taken up again last Monday. The court also ordered
the defendant to file answers on August 6.