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* Extremist Buddhist monks disrupt meeting of families of disappeared persons in Colombo
Mon, Aug 4, 2014, 10:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 04, Colombo: A mob led by extremist Buddhist monks today disrupted a meeting of the family members of the disappeared persons of Sri Lanka.

As the Buddhist monk led mob invaded the venue of the meeting, Center for Society and Religion in Colombo, the police, appeared to be in support of the mob, intervened and asked the organizers to stop the meeting.

In reply to the Buddhist monks' allegation that the meeting was illegal, leading human rights activist Nimalka Fernando said that the people from north to south of the island have the right to meet and discuss their problems.

A tense situation prevailed at the venue of the meeting and the organizers of the event lodged a complaint in Maradana police station. The tension between the two groups prevailed in the police station also.

Some elderly Tamil women, Christian priests and some foreigners were also seen participating in the event.

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