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* Sri Lanka police media spokesman says Buddhist extremist monk had not delivered hate speech
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 11:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said today that police had not received any information regarding a provocative speech delivered by the extremist Buddhist monk, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero.

Responding to a media question why the alleged monk was not arrested, the police media spokesman said that the police investigations had not so far exposed such offense done by the monk who is the leader of the militant Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).

The spokesman said the police could not arrest people based on personal views.

However, Gnanasara Thero's hate speech delivered at Aluthgama town on June 15th was widely spread in internet. The video is still on You Tube .

Meanwhile the police media spokesman said that United National Party MP Mangala Samaraweera could be taken into custody under 1955 No. 32 Official Secrets Act.

He said that police had received information through media and Attorney General's advice had been sought.

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