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::

* Sri Lanka Buddhist party concerned about government's silence over communal violence
Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 08:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thero, the Leader of Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist party and government coalition partner, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), said today that the silence of the government regarding the communal violence in Beruwala electorate had denigrated the majority community of the island.

The JHU leader made this statement in a letter addressed to the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.

He also said that the investigations regarding the incidents were partial and the ruling coalition party was concerned about it.

The monk leader pointed out that the reports about Sri Lanka had compelled Dalai Lama also to issue statements against Buddhists in Sri Lanka.

The Tibetan spiritual leader made a renewed call for Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to cease violence towards the countries' Muslim minorities, in an address delivered on his 79th birthday.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka doctors' union opposes training at state hospitals for private medical college students
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
U.S. State Department announces 2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration
-- [9 hours ago]
Emir of Qatar to visit Sri Lanka next month
Sri Lanka Navy seizes 1.7 kilograms of gold hidden in a dingy
Union Bank appointed as Primary Dealer in Sri Lankan government securities
Sri Lanka Muslim Council expresses concern over extremist monk's threats
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rejects petition to halt deportation of asylum seekers
Sampanthan to lead Sri Lanka Tamil party political group
Sri Lankan police officer assaulted a girl in public suspended
Sri Lankan government decides to shorten Grade 5 scholarship examination from next year

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.