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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Muslim-owned businesses close to protest Buddhist riots in Sri Lanka

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Muslim businesses close to protest Buddhist riots Several hundred Muslim-owned businesses shut down in Sri Lanka's capital yesterday to protest against deadly riots by extremist Buddhists, defying President Mahinda Rajapakse's plea to stay open. Shops and restaurants in central Colombo were shuttered following the riots in two mainly Muslim ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Buddhist attacks leave three dead in resort area of Alutgama, Sri Lanka

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 02:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Alutgama 3 killed in Buddhist mob attacks Clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in southern Sri Lanka has left three people dead and at least 78 others seriously wounded, the justice minister said on Monday. Police have imposed a curfew after rampaging Buddhist mobs late on Sunday razed a number of Muslim-owned homes and businesses in the popular tourist ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan government accused of turning a blind eye to violence against Muslims

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Aluthgama Attacks by Buddhist group have critics saying minority's concerns ignored due to politics Rajapaksa under fire for failure to protect Muslims ... by the Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Power Force, a hardline group that has gained thousands of followers in recent years, killed at least two Muslims and injured dozens more last month in the worst ...

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    Sri Lanka arrests 49 over religious riots that left four dead

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Alutgama, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s police arrested 49 people overnight over deadly anti-Muslim riots in a tourist region where Buddhist hardliners have set shops and homes ablaze, a senior officer said on Wednesday. Both Buddhists and Muslims were arrested during a police crackdown in the southern resort towns, where two nights of violence have left four ...

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    Sri Lanka police hit back after media criticism over deadly religious riots

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... to control Buddhist extremists behind deadly anti-Muslim riots. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said security would be stepped up in Colombo on Monday following reports that a Muslim group was planning ... that there is no trouble. There will be tighter security.” He dismissed the barrage of media criticism on Sunday that police should take the blame for anti-Muslim riots carried out by hardline Buddhists a week ago ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Eight key suspects held over recent anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by AFP

    ... have accused the police of failing to prevent extremist Buddhist mobs attacking Muslims, who form 10 per cent of the country's 20 million population. The announcement of the latest arrests ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka Muslims shut down mosque after Buddhist attacks

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Sri Lanka’s Muslim leaders closed down a new mosque in Colombo on Monday after attacks by a Buddhist mob revived simmering religious tensions and sparked US ... more land and help with renovations and improvements.” “From today, we are out of the new mosque.” Buddhist-led mobs vandalised the new mosque, including pelting stones at the building ...

  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka lifts curfew as Muslims fear more violence from Buddhist-led mob

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 06:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Stone-throwing mob attacks during evening prayers, injuring 12 and forcing curfew Colombo tense after Buddhists hit mosque Sri Lankan police lifted a curfew on a Colombo neighbourhood on Sunday after a Buddhist-led mob attack on a mosque raised religious tensions and left the Muslim minority fearing further violence. Hundreds of police, including anti-riot ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka casino fears as James Packer's Crown gets go-ahead

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:48am by Reuters

    ... it will eventually be allowed to operate a casino, something they see as a threat to traditional Buddhist morality. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that would not happen. "We ... and the Buddhist clergy? I have the gazette with me," opposition lawmaker Joseph Michael Perera told parliament, referring to the official journal that publishes legislation. The gazette states ...

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    UN rights boss seeks international probe into Sri Lanka war crimes

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:51pm by Reuters in Geneva

    ... abuses,” the report said. Pillay also voiced concern at rising attacks in Sri Lanka by Buddhist monks on minority Muslims and Christians and at ongoing harassment of activists, lawyers ...




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