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Attack on Rohingya refugees; Ven Dayaratne Thero released on bail

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Venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero, who was arrested for threatening Rohingya refugees, was today, October 10, released on bail by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. Earlier the Buddhist monk and seven other suspects were arrested in connection with the attack which had occurred on September 26.

According to reports, an angry mob of monks and their supporters threw stones and smashed windows and furniture of a UN safe house in Mount Lavinia sheltering 31 Rohingya refugees, including 16 children and seven women.

 

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