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Akmeemana Dayarathana granted bail over Rohingya incident

The venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera, who was was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) over the recent incident involving Rohingya refugees, was granted bail today.

Monks from the Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa led a mob and surrounded a house in Mount Lavinia where the Rohingya refugees were staying.

The monks, including the venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera then entered the house with the Police and live streamed the Police taking the refugees out.

Some monks were heard threatening the refugees telling them to go back to Myanmar and also accusing the Police of eating from the hands of the Muslim refugees and protecting them.

The refugees were taken from the house and placed under protective custody at the Mount Lavinia Police station and from there they were taken to Boosa. (Colombo Gazette)

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