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::

* Sri Lanka's controversial monk denies inciting violence
Sun, Jun 22, 2014, 12:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 22, Colombo: In press conference held yesterday but not widely covered by the local mainstream media, Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, the secretary of Sri Lanka's Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) said that they had stopped violence and urged the Muslim extremists also to stop.

He urged the Sinhala Buddhists not to be misled by rumors since the clashes only benefited the elements that are against the nation.

The vociferous Buddhist monk rejected that the BBS had any connections to the communal violence in Beruwala electorate and other places and said that the controversial rally in Aluthgama town was not organized by them but by the Sasanarakshaka Balamandala of the area.

He pointed out that he used psychological tactics in his fiery speech and at the tail end of it urged the people to disperse and not to demonstrate across Dharga Town.

But in his speech, widely circulated in social media, Gnanasara Thero says the Moors would see their end if they set their hands on any Sinhalese and the shops in the area would be vandalized.

Gnanasara Thero also rejected allegations that the BBS was handled by Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. He said the BBS had not carried out anybody's contracts.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's processed food exports rise by 14% in 2014
-- [46 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan PM says people voted for a change in the system and not in individual or party
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister to attend UNHRC sessions and meet with Human Rights Chief
-- [2 hours ago]
Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Sri Lanka this week
-- [8 hours ago]
India's Krrish Group likely to recommence controversial Colombo project with new Sri Lankan government
-- [9 hours ago]
CID interrogates former Sri Lanka Navy Spokesperson over alleged navy involvement in disappearances
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Tamil party expresses lack of faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's domestic probe into allegations over war expected to go beyond September
Significant challenges to press freedom still remain in Sri Lanka - international media mission
Tamils in eastern Sri Lanka protest Missing Persons Commission's hearings

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.