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* Suspects who attacked a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka triggering communal violence granted bail
Thu, Jul 3, 2014, 09:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 03, Colombo: Three Muslim suspects who attacked a Buddhist monk triggering communal violence in Sri Lanka's Muslim dominated Dharga Town were granted bail yesterday.

Kalutara Chief Magistrate Ajith Masinghe ordered personal bail of Rs. 50,000 each on the three suspects, namely, Mohammed Amith Mohammed Anna, Mohammed Amith Mohammed Ashpar and Mohammed Amith Mohammed Apsar.

The three suspects were arrested by police on June 12 for assaulting the Buddhist monk Ayagama Samitha Thero and his driver after the monk complained to police about the incident.

Police arrested the suspects and produced in court. They were identified by victims and bystanders at an identification parade.

Mobs attacked Aluthgama police station demanding the police to act against the suspects.

A Sinhala Buddhist rally was held on June 15th in Aluthgama town after which the Sinhala - Muslim clashes erupted in Dharga Town as a group of Buddhists demonstrated across the Muslim town.

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