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* Sri Lanka's Buddhist extremist threatens to deny Sinhala market to Muslims
Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 09:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena organization warned today that they could alienate the 90 percent Sinhala market from the Muslim business community if they thought to do so.

The leading Buddhist monk of the Bodu Bala Sena Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero said the President might be lunatic to appoint the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem as the Minister of Justice.

The controversial monk expressed these views referring to a speech by Minister Hakeem at a political rally in Central Colombo. Hakeem said that the Bodu Bala Sena sponsored by a political authority he did not name had special powers and the present situation of Sri Lanka being accused of rights violations was created by the extremist organization.

The radical Buddhist monk branded the Minister as a pariah and vowed not to allow him to be active further. He said that the Minister had to apologize to the Sinhala community for producing a report against Bodu Bala Sena on violence against Muslims given to the UN Human Rights Council.

The sponsors of the UN resolution on Sri Lanka have noted the growing religious intolerance and the hatred towards religious minorities in the country as one of the reasons for the call for an international investigation into the alleged human right violations in the island.

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