Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
President, PM celebrate Deepavali festival
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's first fully-pledged hospital for animals opens
-- [5 hours ago]
World Bank projects Sri Lanka's inflation to increase next year despite low commodity prices
-- [6 hours ago]
India renovates Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Library in Horana Sri Palee College
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two persons with 7,500 non-electric detonators
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to initiate many major irrigation projects in next few months
-- [8 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines named Best Full Service Airline in Central and South Asia again
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliamentary committee recommends legal action against former Central Bank governor in controversial bond issue
-- [9 hours ago]
EU parliament delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women's empowerment
World Bank support for Sri Lanka women business and SME initiatives

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.