Tag: Sri Lanka

Dalai Lama Urges Buddhists To Stop Violence Against Muslims

  LEH, India: The Dalai Lama Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India, the Dalai Lama… Read More ›

Sri Lankan Military Promises To Tackle Online Hate Speech After Anti-Muslim Riots

By Agence France-Presse – RawStory.com Monday, June 30, 2014   Colombo (AFP) – Sri Lanka will clamp down on Internet hate speech following deadly anti-Muslim riots said to have been fueled by social media sites, the military said Monday. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse has asked the law and order ministry to deal with racial and religious… Read More ›

Fresh Anti-Muslim Violence Erupts In Sri Lanka

aa.com.tr By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai COLOMBO, Sri Lanka   Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and stores owned by Muslims in different parts of Sri Lanka Muslim places of worship and shops in different parts of Sri Lanka have been attacked early Saturday morning, following week-long anti-Muslim violence that has killed three Muslims in the southwestern region of the country. Buddhist mobs attacked a mosque… Read More ›

Pro-Muslim Monk Attacked in Sri Lanka

By Dinouk Colombage – aljazeera.com 19 June, 2014 Watareka Vijitha Thero, a critic of hardline Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena, was found stripped naked near Colombo. A Buddhist leader and fierce critic of hardliners blamed for attacks on Muslims, is in hospital after reportedly being abducted, stripped naked, and beaten. Watareka Vijitha Thero, the leader of… Read More ›

Muslim Shops Torched By Extremist Buddhists

By www.colombotelegraph.com   Curfew has currently been declared in Aluthgama after protestors of the Bodu Bala Sena had attempted to stone the Darga Town muslim mosque erupting in a clash between the Muslims in the mosque and protesters, initial reports said. Several Muslim owned shops have been torched by the violent mobs. Risky Hardware store is currently in flames with… Read More ›

Muslim women’s attire under attack in Sri Lanka

Hate groups in Sri Lanka have made the attire of Muslim women a key target in their onslaught against Muslims. They have used security and the need for uniformity as reasons to attack Muslim female attire such as the hijab, the punjabi attire and the niqab. The Punjabi dress/shalwar khameez Although the Ministry of Education by… Read More ›