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* Tourism industry of Sri Lanka concerned over rising Buddhist extremism
Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: Stakeholders of Sri Lanka's tourism industry have expressed concerns that the rising Buddhist extremism in the country may affect the booming industry.

Kalutara magistrate yesterday remanded two managers of Cinnamon Bay Hotel of Moragalla, Beruwala in the Western Province for allegedly organizing a Buddha Bar event.

Hotel management says that the event was organized on a request of a French team of tourists arrived in the island vying for high end European market through Walkers' Tours. The organizers say that the event had no use of Buddha image.

But Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, the leader of the Buddhist extremist group Bodu Bala Sena that illegally raided the hotel and threatened before media cameras to suspend the event, says that the menu of the party was named as Nirvana, a Sanskrit word used in Buddhism.

Sri Lanka has set a target of 1.3 million tourist arrivals for 2013 and trying to cater to the high end European market through liberal actions.



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