Lanka's BBS wants ties with RSS to form 'peace zone' in S Asia

A controversial Sri Lankan Buddhist nationalist group, accused of fanning communal tensions here, on Tuesday claimed it is in talks with the RSS to create a "Buddhist-Hindu peace zone" in South Asia to counter Islamic extremism in the region.

US cancels Sri Lankan hardline monk`s visa, says Buddhist group

The United States cancelled the visa given to a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk heading a hardline group accused of involvement in violence against Sri Lanka`s minority Muslims, an official of the group said on Monday.

Muslim leader arrested in Lanka

A prominent Sri Lankan Muslim leader, who recently formed a new political front to promote ethnic and religious harmony, has been arrested by police after receiving "several complaints" against him.