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Monk attacked again for supporting Muslims

A Buddhist monk who was previously abducted and beaten for supporting Muslims against rioters, was attacked again.

He was found, badly beaten, with his arms and legs tied with a saffron robe. See here and here for photographs.

He has been admitted to Panadura Hospital for treatment.

The monk, Ven. Watareka Vijitha, campaigned against the anti-Muslim riots in the southwest of the island.

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