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* 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.

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