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Investigation ordered into monk led attack on Rohingya refugees

Sri Lanka's acting Inspector General of Police, C D Wickremaratne on Thursday ordered an investigation into the sinhala Buddhist monk led attack on Rohingya refugees in Mount Lavinia earlier this week. 

"The police also obtained a court order from the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court to obtain unedited footage of the incident from the Television Channels," the police spokesperson, Ruwan Gunasekara was quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying. 

The investigation will be carried out by the Colombo Crime Division.

The mob led by saffron clad monks on Tuesday stormed into the UN building where 31 Rohingya refugees were sheltering. The refugees, mainly women and children, were moved to Boosa detention centre for their safety, police said. 

The incident has been condemned by the UN Refugee Agency. See more here