Alan Methiniyarama is not registered

Alan Methiniyarama is not registered

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The Criminal Investigations Division has informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that the Siri Alan Methniyarama Temple in Polhengoda has not been registered under the Buddhist Temporalities Act. The CID said that this has been reported by the Buddhist Affairs Commissioner.
As a result the Buddhist Affairs Commissioner has said that they cannot consider the properties in the Alan Methiniyarama Temple as property belonging to the Maha Sangha. This was revealed during the Magisterial Inquiry today against Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera for allegedly possessing an elephant without a valid license. The Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera is accused of possessing an elephant calf without a proper permit.
The Court instructed the Police to seek the advice of the Attorney General and report to Court whether the hearings could be proceeded in the Magistrate’s Court as the lawsuit had been filed under the Public Property Act.