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* 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.

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