The Colombo Telegraph website has posted a video showing a Buddhist monk demanding that a Muslim trader pack up and leave a local fair.
The monk is heard to say that Sinhala traders (who are Buddhists) are not allowed to do business in the town of Welimada where the majority of traders are Muslims. “Leave right now or else we will throw you out,” he says.
This is the same Buddhist monk of whom there is another video clip full of anti-Muslim rhetoric. While traveling to the village of Digana where the recent anti-Muslim attacks took place he urged people to sharpen their swords and come forward the day anti-Muslim attacks start.