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Sinhala Buddhist monk granted bail over Rohingya attack

A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk who led a mob to attack a group of Rohingya asylum seekers last month has been released on bail, reports Colombo Gazette.

The monk, identified as Akmeemana Dayarathana, is reportedly from the Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa or Sinhalese National Force.

He was part of a mob that stormed a UN safe house in Mount Lavinia that was housing Rohingya asylum seekers fleeing conflict in Myanmar. The refugees have since been moved to Boosa detention centre.