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* Buddhist extremists attack Bangladesh mission in Sri Lanka
Thu, Oct 4, 2012, 07:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 04, Colombo: Bangladesh High Commission of Sri Lanka sustained minor damages today as angry protestors pelted stones and water bottles at the diplomatic office premises in Colombo.

A Buddhist extremist organization, called Bodu Bala Sena, held a protest demonstration today before the Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo against the recent attacks on Buddhist temples in Bangladesh and the threats to Buddhists in that country.

Hundreds of monks and laymen marched to the Bangladesh mission in Ward Place condemning the attacks and handed over a petition demanding Bangladesh to rebuild all the temples and homes of Buddhists destroyed in the attacks.

Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims enraged over a Facebook photo of a burned Qur'an torched at least 11 Buddhist temples and 40 homes over the last weekend in the coastal district of Cox's Bazar and in Chittagong district in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh police had arrested nearly 300 people over the attacks which Buddhist leaders say the worst violence since the country's independence.



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