Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

** Related Story :: Buddhists protest against Sri Lanka Prime Minister for insulting monks

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank to issue Rs. 4 billion debentures
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's JVP and JHU take time to announce support to the common opposition candidate
-- [3 hours ago]
Local politician shot in first presidential poll-related incident in Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa appointed as general secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party
-- [4 hours ago]
Another ruling alliance MP of Sri Lanka joins the opposition
Sri Lanka launches first ever parliamentary caucus for children with UNICEF support
President declares open another mega housing complex for underserved communities in Sri Lankan capital
U.S. EPA welcomes Sri Lankan capital city's participation in Cities Clean Air Partnership Program
BJP leader seeks ban on Sri Lanka terrorist leader's birth anniversary celebrations in Tamil Nadu
Sri Lankan court extends remand of 24 Indian fishermen till Dec 05

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.