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::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Schools in Sri Lanka's Northern Province closed due to cyclone Gaja
-- [2 hours ago]
President requests the Speaker to hold a new vote by name to show majority
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government, LIOC reduce fuel prices
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliament to convene today
-- [5 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Sunshine Holdings at 'A-(lka)'; Outlook Stable
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs nabs three passengers smuggling gold biscuits worth over Rs. 14 million
-- [5 hours ago]
UNP leader says ready to show majority again
Sri Lanka President meets Speaker, party leaders
China hopes Sri Lanka can maintain stability
Sri Lanka Speaker appeals to the President to listen to the majority and halt the destruction of the country

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.