Buddhists protest in front of Bangladeshi mission in Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 19:13

Colombo: Several Buddhist monks marched in front of the Bangladeshi High Commission here o Thursday to protest against the attacks on the community in that country.

Activists of `Bodu Balasena` (Buddhist force) marched to the Bangladeshi mission to handover a petition asking for protection for Bangladeshi Buddhists.

"We Buddhists have been keeping silent on the injustice and harassment by Muslim extremists", Reverend Galagodatta Gnanasara, a scholar monk said.

Police Superintendent Ajith Rohana said that a protestor was arrested for throwing stones at the mission and causing damages to a glass window.

A Muslim mob, incensed by an allegedly offensive Facebook post, went on rampage in Bangladesh`s southeastern Ramu town and vandalised 13 temples and attacked houses in Buddhist neighbourhoods.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 19:13

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