Thera who survived Aranthalawa Massacre files FR seeking compensation

A monk who survived the Aranthalawa Bhikkhu Massacre in 1987 yesterday filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking an order to prosecute any living terrorist involved in the massacre.

The petitioner is also seeking a compensation of Rs.20 million from the State.

The petitioner Ven.Andaulpatha Buddhasara Thera who sustained critical injuries filed this petition naming the acting IGP, State Intelligence Services Director and the Attorney General as respondents.

Ven.Buddhasara Thera states that no legal proceeding has ever taken place in relation to the Aranthalawa LTTE attack and it is a violation and continuous infringement of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed to the petitioner and others.

Filing this petition through counsel Moditha T.B. Ekanayake, the monk states that he is filing this petition on behalf of his Guru, Ven. Sri Indrasara Thera and other brother novice Buddhist monks who were brutally killed in the massacre.

The petitioner states that both Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman and Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan known as Pillayan are former LTTE terrorists who were active in Eastern Province. The petitioner further said Muralitharan was the leader of LTTE in the Eastern Province sometime back.


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