Bodu Bala Sena
A group of Buddhist monks and their followers feel that their identity is being threatened by multiculturalism and liberalism.
On June 15 a violent mob ripped through three neighboring towns in southwestern Sri Lanka. The horde explicitly targeted Muslims, slinging Molotov cocktails, burning bikes, and looting homes and businesses. The instigators were members of an extremist...
Ethnic riots against Sri Lanka's minority Muslims, incited by the nationalist Buddhist Power Force group, killed three people on Sunday.
Gangs of Buddhists have been roaming the streets of Colombo, administering bloody mob beatings, and attacking places where Muslims work and worship. Economic frustration and potent nationalism finds a convenient scapegoat.