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Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero granted bail

The Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today ordered Venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero, who was arrested for threatening Rohingya refugees, released on bail.

The Buddhist monk and seven other suspects were arrested in connection with the attack which had occurred on September 26.

An angry mob of monks and their supporters threw stones and smashed windows and furniture of a UN safe house in Mount Lavinia sheltering 31 Rohingya refugees, including 16 children and seven women.

Ven. Dayarathana Thero of the Sinhala Ravaya organization was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) on October 02 after he was summoned to record a statement.

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