A seminar on national reconciliation organiseed by a non-governmental organisation in Batticaloa was disrupted by a group led by a Buddhist monk in the area on the grounds that an invitation had not been extended to him for the event, Police said.
They said two participants of the seminar titled ‘National Reconciliation through the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’ were also assaulted by the group.
Police intervened and advised the organisers to call off the seminar. Accordingly the event was called off. The organisers later lodged a complaint at the Batticaloa police.