Police personnel have today (25) prevented a group of protesting Buddhist monks from marching towards the Munneswaram Kali Amman Hindu Temple in Chilaw.
The protesting monks have decided to march to the Kovil to protest against an animal slaughter ritual that is expected to take place today.
Media personnel in the area have reported that a tense situation has developed in Chilaw as the monks have been prevented from marching towards the Kovil.
The riot police have reportedly been deployed in the area and the police have prevented the group of monks from reaching the Kovil.
The angry monks are reportedly seated on the road, refusing to move from the area till the ritual is stopped.
Around 300 goats and a large number of foul are to be slaughtered at a religious event today.