BBS monks storm butchery

Officers from the Colombo Municipal Council visited the location and initiated investigations into the meat. The police also arrived at the location. A group of monks from the Bodu Bala Sena stormed a butchery in Dematagoda today alleging that the meat being distributed from the location is from animals slaughtered without a license.The monks said that the meat of over 300 animals which had been slaughtered illegally were being sent out to shops from the Dematagoda premises. In January the Bodu Bala Sena monks stormed a hotel in Beruwala after receiving a tip that a party was being conducted using the name ‘Buddha bar’. A heated argument ensued between the hotel management and the monks after the monks demanded that the bar be shut down.The Venerable Galagodatthe Gnanasara Thera, who led the ’Bodu Bala Sena’ monks to the hotel had said they will not allow any bar to operate in Sri Lanka using the name of the Lord Buddha. (Colombo Gazette) However when the monks reached the hotel the management of the hotel had rejected the claims.The party had been attended by several guests of the hotel as well as outsiders who had received invites. read more

Why scientists are hunting for Martians at Lulworth Cove in Dorset

When they applied their findings to the Martian environment, they concluded that… Crucially researchers found traces of fatty acids, the key building blocks of biological cells, in the streams as well as living and fossilised microbes in the nearby rock deposits. And the hardy organisms which live there could give a hint about the kind of life which may have evolved on the Red Planet, and where to look for it. The serene shores of Lulworth Cove in Dorset may not seem the obvious place to hunt for alien life. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. But scientists at Imperial College have discovered that the highly-acidic sulphur streams and pools which surround St Oswald’s Bay perfectly mimic conditions on Mars billions of years ago. read more