Sri Lanka blasts: Suicide bombers inspired by Tamil Nadu-based Islamic outfit, says Buddhist monk

A Tamil Nadu-based Islamic organisation had inspired the local Islamist extremist group NTJ that carried out multiple blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a Buddhist monk claimed.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Buddhist monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara, who was controversially released from jail, said that two Tamil Nadu Thowheeth Jamaath (TNTJ) men — Ayub and Abdeen — visited Sri Lanka.

“They met one Abdul Razik here. The idea was to provoke Buddhists to attack Muslims. They spread stories derogatory of the Buddha,” Gnanasara said, according to news agency PTI. Read More

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