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::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
India to upgrade 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka estate sector
-- [6 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan and South African cricketers raise funds for the Sri Lanka Visually Handicapped XI
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan minister not pleased with government's decision to broaden investigations of alleged war crimes
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court allows animal sacrifice in Hindu Kovil under controlled conditions
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan university students to hold protest march in Colombo tomorrow
British envoy wishes Sri Lankan team success at Commonwealth Games
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister opposes installing buoys on the IMBL between India and Sri Lanka
Vietnam, Sri Lanka to work closely in fighting transnational crime
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 38 Indian fishermen for poaching
Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Chief Minister accused of assaulting a man

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.