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* Sri Lanka police arrest the journalist that videoed the self-immolation of a Buddhist monk
Mon, May 27, 2013, 11:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police had taken a journalist into custody for questioning over the video of the self-immolation by a Buddhist monk at Kandy, local media reported.

The video journalist Sisira Suraweera supplied the video of the monk committing self-immolation to Swarnavahini TV which broadcast it. He is accused of being aware of the motive of the monk and not informing the police to prevent the unfortunate incident.

The journalist gave evidence at the inquest of the self-immolated monk and said he had not read the letters given to him by the monk and he was unaware the motive of the monk.

However, the monk says to the video that he would sacrifice his life against religious conversions and slaughter of cattle.

Bowatte Indraratana Thera died Saturday from the burns he suffered when he set himself ablaze on Friday (May 24) at the entrance to the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy to protest the slaughter of cattle in the country.

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