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Prominent Sri Lankan monk calls for boycott of Muslim shops and stoning of doctor

A prominent Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka has accused Muslims of destroying the island’s majority Sinhalese community and called for a boycott of Muslim- run shops and businesses.

Monk Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana, the chief prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter of Buddhism said, “Don’t eat from those (Muslim) shops. Those who ate from those shops will not have children in the future. In another 10 to 15 years, we will know the consequence.”

The monk also made reference to a Muslim doctor who has been in the centre of an unsubstantiated sterilisation claims. He said the Muslim doctor who had served in the Matale and Kurunegala districts had allegedly done a “heroic” deed by destroying “hundreds of thousands of Sinhalese children.”

“Such traitors should not be allowed to stay free. Some ‘upasaka ammas’ (female devotees) said he should be stoned to death. I don’t say that, but that is what should be done.”

“Laws and rules are not necessary. We should unite as Sinhala-Buddhists. We should not look at colours and vote. We should elect people who think of the (Sinhala) race and country,” the monk added.

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