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* Abductors attempt to circumcise the Sri Lankan Buddhist monk who tried to build inter faith harmony
Thu, Jun 19, 2014, 11:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 19, Colombo: Abductors of Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Watareka Vijitha Thero, who was friendly to Muslims and preached inter-faith harmony, have attempted to forcibly circumcise him, local media reports said.

The moderate Buddhist monk was found unrobed and with injuries to head on the roadside this morning in Panadura after he was abducted. He had cut injuries to his genitals made with a razor blade, hospital sources said.

The monk had sustained injuries to his head but the scan tests conducted by the hospital proved the injuries were not serious. He was found in a drugged state, according to the police and the police believe his abductors drugged him.

Watareka Vijitha Thero, the leader of Jathika Bala Sena is a rival to extremist Buddhist monk leader of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero who is alleged of instigating the recent spate of violent communal clashes between the Sinhalese and Muslim people in the towns of Beruwala and Aluthgama where a large number of Muslim population live.

The BBS in April forcibly entered a hotel where Watareka Vijitha Thero's Jathika Bala Sena along with the Muslim clerics was preparing to hold a press conference on religious harmony and disrupted the conference. Vijith Thero later complained to the police that BBS threatened to kill him.

Last week, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara was accused of threatening the counsel who appeared for Vijitha Thero at the court premises.

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