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* Sri Lanka police CID seeks Attorney General's advice over peoples' statements on communal violence
Wed, Jul 16, 2014, 08:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 16, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka police says that the statements of about one hundred persons recorded on last month's communal violence in the two southern coastal towns of Beruwala and Aluthgama will be sent to the Attorney General for his advice.

The statement of the secretary of the extremist Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero is also reportedly among the statements for which the Attorney General's advice is sought.

The Buddhist monk is accused of inciting communal and religious hatred in the speech he delivered at a rally held in Aluthgama on June 15 before communal violence broke out.

CID says that around 400 statements have been recorded from various persons including BBS activists, Buddhist monks, Muslim religious leaders, victims of violence and suspected perpetrators.

However, legal action is yet to be taken regarding the violence which took four lives and caused massive damage to property in the two towns.

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