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* Buddhist and Muslim extremists of Sri Lanka in a near clash in capital Colombo
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 09:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka police today dispersed a group of extremist Buddhist monks led by Bodu Bala Sena secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero who arrived in Muslim-dominated Maligawatte area to clash with a Muslim organization protesting against Israel.

The BBS monks argued with the police not to allow the Muslims to hold protest demonstration from Maligawatte to Colombo Fort.

Police had obtained an injunction against demonstrations in Colombo Fort and Pettah areas today and did not allow the demonstrators to enter the prohibited area.

Colombo Magistrate's Court yesterday issued restraining orders on the Thowheed Jamath, Bodu Bala Sena and Sihala Ravaya organizations preventing them from holding demonstrations and protests in Colombo and the Colombo Fort area today

The Buddhist monks had a heated argument with the police and the police removed th3e monks were removed amidst tension.

The Muslims belonging to Thowheed Jamath demonstrating against Israel attacks in Gaza strip blocked the road and held a rally against Israel.

Leaders of the Muslim organization attack BBS as pro-Israelites while the BBS says Thowheed Jamath is a dangerous organization that has links to jihadists in Tamil Nadu.

** Related Story :: Court bans Sri Lankan extreme religious organizations launching protests in Colombo today

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