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* Buddhist monk injured in protest against Sri Lankan PM
Wed, Jan 8, 2014, 02:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 08, Colombo: A Buddhist monk was injured during a protest held against Sri Lanka's Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne and admitted to the hospital today.

The Buddhist extremist group Sihala Ravaya staged a protest today in front of the Prime Minister's office demanding his resignation from his post of Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs over the heroin scandal.

A tense situation has erupted when the protesters attempted to forcibly enter the PM's Office, local media reported.

The protesters have demanded the Prime Minister to apologize to the Maha Sangha for insulting them.

On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered in Sri Lanka's Embilipitiya town to protest the PM's insulting remarks on the leader of the Sinhala Buddhist party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Omalpe Sobhitha Thero.

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