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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Extremist Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka granted bail, warned not to disrupt inter-religious harmony
Mon, May 5, 2014, 07:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 05, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to six members of the Buddhist extremist organization, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), alleged of threatening Muslim religious representatives and another Buddhist monk last month.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage released four monks including its General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera and two laymen of BBS on personal bail of Rs 100,000 each for violently disrupting a press conference of an inter-faith movement held at Hotel Nippon in Colombo on April 9.

The BBS members were also charged of threatening the general secretary of Jathika Bala Sena Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thero, who organized the inter-faith conference with the Muslim religious leaders and making disparaging remarks about the Muslim religious leaders.

The BBS disrupted the press conference and made Watareka Vijitha Thero to apologize but he later complained to Slave Island police that he apologized due to threats to his life.

The Magistrate warned both Buddhist groups not to do anything to disrupt the religious harmony in the country.

The BBS members were ordered to appear in court on June 9 again.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Three missing Sri Lankan fishermen stranded in Dhanushkodi
-- [3 hours ago]
No room in the country for conflicts based on languages - President
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan sailor found dead in ship at Dhamra port in Odisha
-- [4 hours ago]
Rangana Herath to captain Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe
-- [5 hours ago]
Indian Foreign secretary, Sri Lankan President discuss economic cooperation
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy ship Sagara leaves for joint Coast Guard exercise with India and Maldives
-- [6 hours ago]
National Police Commission to conduct separate investigation into Jaffna University students' deaths
Australian miner assesses mineral sands deposits in Puttalam, Sri Lanka
Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Sri Lanka with a business delegation
Sri Lanka to set up an international multi intelligence unit to combat illicit drug trade

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.