No blasts near Maha Bodhi Centre – Monk

Ven. Kalawane Mahanama thera, the monk in charge of Chennai Maha Bodhi Centre, yesterday scotched off rumours that there had been a bomb explosion near the centre.

There had been a petrol bomb attack on the Mailapur and Mandaweli post offices in Chennai, where four bombs exploded. The suspects in connection to the blasts have already been arrested.

He said that those incidents had taken place six kilometres away from the Maha Bodhi Centre.

The Thera said: "There were three groups of pilgrims, a group of media personnel and those who had come for medical treatment. They have been provided with full security and there is no need to entertain unfounded fears."

He said a number of pilgrim groups were currently visiting the place.

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