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* Veteran leftist legislator in Sri Lanka calls to arrest the extremist Buddhist monk
Sun, Jun 22, 2014, 12:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 22, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's leftist party, Democratic Left Front and National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara has called for the arrest of the extremist Buddhist monk who is in center of the recent communal violence in Sri Lanka.

Nanayakkara said that the law enforcement authorities should take the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) leader Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero and the others into custody for instigating racial tension between the Buddhists and the Muslims in the country, which led to the devastating incidents in Aluthgama last week.

The veteran leftist told local newspapers that mobs that went on a rampage in Aluthgama after the fiery speech of Gnanasara Thero were not residents of those areas but they had been brought from outside the area.

Hence it is very clear that it was a planned and well-orchestrated attack to discredit the government, he said.

Four people died and over 44 people were injured in the communal violence engulfed the towns of Aluthgama and Beruwala last week. Over thousand shops, houses and other property belonged to both Muslims and Sinhalese were damaged.

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