June 16, Colombo: Ravana Balaya organization, a Buddhist extremist group in Sri Lanka, today manhandled a group of evangelical Christians who were distributing a religious magazine in the outskirts of Colombo city and handed over them to the police.
A group of people belonging to Jehovah's Witnesses who were distributing the Sinhala version of an international magazine called Awaken! came under the threat of the Buddhist monks of the Ravana Balaya today in Mulleriyawa.
The leader of the Ravana Balaya Ittekande Saddhatissa Thero and other monks and laymen overpowered the group and handed over them to Mulleriyawa police station.
TV news videos on the incident showed the leader of the Ravana Balaya, Ittekande Saddhatissa Thero severely warning the evangelicals right inside the police station.
They were released after the involvement of officials from the headquarters of the religious organization.