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* Extremist Buddhist monk's fiery speech instigates communal violence in Sri Lanka
Mon, Jun 16, 2014, 10:25 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 16, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's Buddhist extremist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero has reportedly delivered a fiery speech at the BBS rally held yesterday at Aluthgama inciting communal violence between the Sinhalese and the Muslims.

The communal violence erupted in Muslim dominated Dharga Town Sunday following the BBS rally has claimed the lives of three people and injured scores, among both Sinhalese and Muslims

Addressing the cheering crowd in the tension-stricken town, the monk has threatened that if any "Marakkala" (Muslim) set hand on any Sinhalese, let alone Buddhist monks, it would be the end of all the Marakkalas.

The monk has publicly claimed that he was a racist and a religious extremist.

He questioned why the police was providing so much security to the Muslims in Dharga Town. He said the Sri Lanka police and Army are still Sinhala and pointing the guns to them was wrong.

The monk also blamed some Ministers who criticized the BBS as racists and called them "toilet washers."

He pointed out he had made even the President aware of the problems the Sinhalese were facing but for no avail.

The monk's speech can be watched on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiHEYxOyrfc#t=11

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