More Buddhist monks join in protest as JVP threatens to quit government


Sri Lankan Buddhist monks sit while fasting to protest government plans for
a deal with Tamil Tiger rebels to share tsunami aid, in Colombo 08 June
2005. Nationalist Buddhist monks oppose concessions to the Tamil Tigers
before they lay down arms and enter main stream politics. Pix Sena
Vidanagama

More Buddhist monks joined a protest in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as a key coalition partner of President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s government said it will block her plan to share tsunami aid with Tamil rebels.


Sri Lankan Buddhist monks sit while fasting to protest government plans for
a deal with Tamil Tiger rebels to share tsunami aid, in Colombo 08 June
2005. Nationalist Buddhist monks oppose concessions to the Tamil Tigers
before they lay down arms and enter main stream politics. Pix Sena
Vidanagama

More Buddhist monks joined a protest in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as a key coalition partner of President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s government said it will b