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  1. 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

    ... religious violence Sri Lanka has seen in decades. Now President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government is under fire, accused of failing to protect Sri Lanka's tiny Muslim minority and allowing radical Buddhists spewing illegal hate speech to operate with impunity for years. Critics of Rajapaksa's government say it has turned a blind eye to the violence as a way to shore up its core ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Radical Myanmar monk seeks alliance with Buddhists in Sri Lanka

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... against Buddhists," he added. The group has denied involvement, but some of their members have been seen on videos posted on social media websites while engaged in violence against minority religious places as well as businesses. The government has denied allegations that it provided tacit support to the BBS. Sri Lanka suffered its worst religious violence in decades in June when riots ...

  3. 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

    ... 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 squads and elite Special Task Force commandos, remained on alert in the Grandpass district following overnight violence which wounded at least four people. “The curfew was lifted this morning, ...

  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka arrests 49 over religious riots that left four dead

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

    ... 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 ... deployed to help police contain the violence, which erupted after a BBS mob marched in Alutgama on Sunday, with clashes breaking out as it claimed its procession was stoned by Muslims. Residents ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

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

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

    ... shops targeted during the violence. The violence, which erupted in the coastal resort of Alutgama, spilled over into the neighbouring international tourist resorts of Beruwala and Bentota. ... came as the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, an umbrella group of 48 Muslim organisations, petitioned police chief N. K. Illangakoon expressing fears of more violence against their minority ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

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

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

    ... for the violence. Hakeem, who represents the minority Muslim community in the cabinet, made the comments as he inspected the damage from the violence. Authorities said the curfew would stay in place ... resorts frequented by international tourists, but there were no reports of any foreigners or hotels being caught up in the violence. The attacks are the latest in a series of religious clashes ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka boosts security after anti-Muslim attack

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 03:39pm by AFP

    ... market, saying it was offensive to the majority non-Muslim population. President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is a Buddhist, urged monks earlier this year not to incite religious hatred and violence ...

  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

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

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

    ... of the shops in the normally bustling Pettah wholesale market in Colombo were closed. The violence on Sunday and Monday nights was blamed on the hardline Buddhist Force (BBS) in the southern towns ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan police to deal with asylum seekers sent back by Australia

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:41pm by Reuters

    ... to prevent torture, rape and other violence at the hands of the military. Last week, the United Nations expressed "profound concern" about Australia's handling of asylum seekers when ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

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

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

    ... Times said the burning down of the Muslim-owned No-Limit clothing store outside Colombo on Saturday “is an indication that some people might want this violence to spread”. Police were ...




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