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* Police summons the monks who led the protest against Rohingya refugees
Sun, Oct 1, 2017, 08:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 01, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has summoned two Buddhist monks to record statements over the protest against a group of Rohingya refugees who were under the care of the UNHCR in Mount Lavinia last Tuesday.

The leaders of two extremist Buddhist organizations, President of the Sinhala Ravaya group former MP Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero and National Coordinator of Sinha Le group, Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thero have been summoned to the CID to record statements.

A monks-led mob staging a violent protest stormed a UNHCR safe house where the Rohingya refugees were temporarily housed in Mount Lavinia. Three policemen also received injuries during the attack, the police said.

The police have arrested six suspects in connection with the incident and they have been remanded by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate.


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