Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President will not participate in a debate with no facts and figures - Minister
-- [4 hours ago]
Candlelight vigil in Colombo to commemorate the Peshawar attack victims
-- [4 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines takes delivery of second brand new A330-300
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka court grants bail to former Army Commander's son-in-law
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition candidate releases policy statement amid disruptions
-- [7 hours ago]
Lone survivor of Sri Lanka Air Force plane crash dies
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka main opposition accuses Army of political campaigning for President, Army denies
Chinese firm to invest US$ 20 million for a saline production facility in Sri Lanka
Opposition Presidential Candidate asks Sri Lankan President to stop violating election laws
Sri Lanka's first mass media outlet for Muslims launched

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.