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's controversial Buddhist monk to visit Australia next week
Sat, Jul 12, 2014, 12:01 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 11, Colombo: The leader of Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist organization, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), controversial monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero will travel to Australia at the end of next month, sources close to BBS said.

He is to participate in meetings and religious functions in several cities of Australia.

Sources said that Gnanasara Thero has been granted visa to visit Australia.

However, the extremist monk was denied visa to visit the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Colombo informed him last week that his visa has been suspended.

Earlier, he was rejected visa to visit France too, sources said.

Extremist Buddhist monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero is accused of delivering hate speeches against minority Muslims and inciting communal clashes.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former Aviation Minister, ex-SriLankan chairman appear before Presidential Commission of Inquiry
-- [14 minutes ago]
French Naval ship arrives at Sri Lankan port on goodwill visit
-- [39 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka, Cuba and El Salvador for trilateral cooperation to curb Chronic Kidney Disease
-- [1 hour and 5 minutes ago]
Malaysian trade delegation to visit Sri Lanka next week seeking investment opportunities
-- [1 hour and 32 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan Court bars joint opposition from holding May Day rally at Shalika Grounds
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Colombo inflation rises to 3.1 percent in April 2016
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to take action against employers avoiding salary increases to estate sector workers
-- [9 hours ago]
India arrested over 1200 Sri Lankan fishermen in last five years - official
-- [9 hours ago]
Top U.S. official heaps praise on Sri Lankan President for the 'extraordinary progress' made since election
US - Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Council adopts action plan to boost bilateral trade

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.