UPFA candidate’s cards distributed with ‘Pirith’ books at temple

July 31, 2015 04:57 pm

Nawagattegama Police have arrested four persons who were allegedly distributing cards of UPFA candidate Neomal Perera along with Pirith Poth or sacred books of protective chants at a temple today (July 31) – Adhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day.

The former MP’s Coordinating Secretary was among the suspects who were arrested near the Abhinawarama Buddhist Temple in Rambakanayagama, Nawagattegama.

They had reportedly been distributing the cards containing a picture and the preference number of Neomal Perera along with the books to devotees at the Temple.

Police seized 80 small books (Pirith Poth), 8 other recital books, 356 cards and posters of the UPFA candidate, 10 T-shirts and 8 caps found in the possession of the suspects.

The two vans used by the suspects to arrive at the location were also taken into police custody.

The arrested men are to be produced before the Puttalam District Court.


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