The Jathika Helaurumaya has requested of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to intercede on a diplomatic level to quell the annihilation of Buddhists
taking place in Bangladesh.
Thousands of rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam, in a rare attack against the community.
Officials said the mob comprising some 25,000 people set fire to at least five Buddhist temples and dozens of homes in Ramu town and its adjoining villages, some 350 kilometres from the capital Dhaka.
Leader of the JHU venerable Omalpe Sobhitha thero expressing his views in this regard condemned the occurrence and urged Buddhists world wide to remain calm.
Expressing further views in this regard venerable Omalpe Sobhitha Thero
had this to say.