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Dalai Lama criticises Lankan monks

The Dalai Lama has implored Buddhist monks in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to put an end to a series of recent attacks on Muslims in their countries, the Associated Press reported today.The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader spoke Tuesday night about religious violence when asked questions following a speech he delivered to 15,000 people at the University of Maryland. He condemned all killing being carried out in the name of religion and then turned to his own religion. He said Buddhists, including monks, were responsible for recent violence against Muslims in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Myanmar has been wracked by sectarian violence that has displaced tens of thousands over the past year, while Sri Lankan Buddhist groups have recently attacked Muslim businesses. read more

Indians claim Lankans attacked them

Other fishermen fishing in the vicinity brought the injured to the Nagapattinam shore. They were admitted to government hospital.District Collector T Munusamy and Paunraj, MLA, visited the injured fishermen in the hospital. When they were fishing a few knots off-Kodiakarai coast this morning, the Sri Lankan fishermen arrived there in several boats and attacked them with sickles and stones. Five Indian fishermen received injuries in the incident, the media report said. A group of Indian fishermen have claimed they were injured in a mid-sea attack allegedly by their counterparts in Sri Lanka off Kodiakarai coast today.Outlook India reported that eight fishermen of Perumalpettai ventured into the sea yesterday in two boats from Vedaranyam. read more

Modi Sirisena discuss reconciliation process

The Indian Prime Minister’s office said that the reconciliation process and Indian investment in various projects in Sri Lanka also came up for discussion. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Maithripala Sirisena in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.Modi complimented the Sri Lankan President for the two elections that were successfully conducted in Sri Lanka this year, saying that this showed the deep-rooted democratic traditions of that country.

White van used by suspects in prison bus attack found

The police said that gunmen who arrived in a vehicle opened fire at the bus. The police media unit said that according to initial investigations, the gunmen had been wearing clothes similar to a police uniform. (Colombo Gazette) A white coloured van used by the suspects involved in the prison bus attack in Kalutara yesterday has been found, the police said.The police said the van was found in the Horana area today. Underworld member Aruna Udayashantha, alias Samayan, was killed in the shooting incident. Two prison officers were also killed in the shooting incident.The police said that five police teams have been deployed to investigate the shooting incident. The prison bus was shot at in Kalutara last morning killing seven people including an underworld member. read more