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CCD instructed to probe Mt.Lavinia Rohingya refugee incident

It has been reported that the Acting IGP has instructed the Colombo Crimes Division to probe the incident that ensued on September 26, when a group of radical monks and activists violently threatened 31 Rohingya refugees who were residing in a safe house in Mount Lavinia.

A group of activists along with several radical monks surrounded a residence that was being occupied by Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. The mob staged violent protests condemning the government for allowing the refugees to seek sanctuary in Sri Lanka.

The situation intensified until the refugees were transferred to the Boossa detention camp under Police protection for their own safety.

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday (Sep 27) slammed a group of radical Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees in Mount Lavinia, pledging action against police who failed to protect them.

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