Monks of Sri Lanka’s hardline Buddhist group Bodhu Bala Sena pray during a protest rally urging boycott of consumer goods with Halal certification in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
On Monday, March 10 at 19:30 GMT:
Hardline Buddhist monks are targeting Muslims and Christians in Sri Lanka, where the civil war’s end has spurred a new wave of sectarianism bent on preserving Sinhalese culture. Since the conflict ended nearly five years ago, groups like Bodu Bala Sena have emerged as Sri Lanka's self-appointed watchdogs of Buddhism. At 19:30 GMT, we discuss the violent side of Sri Lankan Buddhism.
On this episode, The Stream speaks to:
Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
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