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Sri Lankan Buddhist monk immolates himself against cattle slaughter

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Published on May 24, 2013

--Sri Lankan Buddhist monk immolates himself against cattle slaughter--

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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk committed self-immolation today, on the Vesak Poya Day, in Kandy, the sacred city where the relics of Buddha is kept in the Temple of Tooth.

Reportedly the monk had told that he would commit self-immolation against the slaughter of cattle.
The monk, identified as Bowatte Indarathana Thero of Kahawatta, has doused himself with gasoline and set himself ablaze near the entrance to the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth).

Hospital sources say the monk's body is 90% burnt and his condition is critical. He was transferred to Colombo National Hospital.

Meanwhile, local media reported that Police are looking for the man who is alleged to have provided gasoline to the monk to immolated himself. The man has reportedly disappeared.

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