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* Sri Lanka police chief rejects rumors over the death of a Buddhist monk
Mon, Jun 16, 2014, 09:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police chief, Inspector General of Police, N.K. Illangakoon issued a statement today dismissing the false rumors spreading on the death of a Buddhist monk during the religious clashes yesterday in Aluthgama.

He confirmed that no Buddhist monk had been killed in the communal clashes that took place in the coastal town last night defying a police curfew.

The IGP urged the public not to be misled by rumors and unsubstantiated stories.

The rumor on the death of a Buddhist monk was raising tensions today across the island nation and has sparked some anti-Muslim actions in several places.

The tension spread to Badulla in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka as the members of Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena pelted stones at Muslim shops.

The hardline group staged a protest against police today seeking the release of an activist who had been arrested for attacking Muslim shops.

The clashes instigated by the followers of the organization yesterday resulted in the deaths of three Muslims.

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