President urges restraint as communal violence spreads in Sri Lanka

June 16, 2014 10:46 AM

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June 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged all parties concerned to act in restraint and promised an investigation into the communal violence that engulfed southern coastal town of Aluthgama on Sunday.

The clashed erupted between the Sinhala and Muslim communities in the town after the extremist Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) held a demonstration in the town to denounce the attack on a Buddhist monk and his driver by a Muslim youth.

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