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* Left party march against racism attacked in Sri Lanka by extremist Buddhist mob
Sat, Jul 26, 2014, 08:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 26, Colombo: A peace march against racism organized by a far-left party in Sri Lanka today has come under attack by a mob led by Buddhist monks and was stopped by the police.

Leader of Sri Lanka's United Socialist Party (USP) Siritunga Jayasuriya said that a motor parade held by the party from Colombo to Dharga Town was stopped by police at Waskaduwa junction near Kalutara town.

He said that the parade started at 8.30 a.m. today and police said that organized groups were waiting to attack them at Waskaduwa at noon.

Jayasuriya said he pointed out to the police that their duty was to disperse the mobs but police had said that they could not and asked them to stop the parade for the safety of their lives.

He told media that an organized mob led by Buddhist monks attacked them near Wadduwa as they were returning after holding a rally at Waskaduwa.

Police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the march was stopped at Waskaduwa area in order to maintain peace.

He said that one person had been injured and Wadduwa police are probing the incident. Another investigation is carried out under the direction of the Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of Kalutara.

The USP leader vowed to hold the motor parade again in future.

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